DYI mini-gouges

What could be better than working with hand tools? Making your own hand tools by yourself!

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DYI mini-gouges

I found this video (in Russian language), showing how to make a mini-gouge from a cylindrical hardened steel rod found in any DVD-ROM drive. The diameter is 3mm, and the hardness seems quite adequate (the claim is about 55 HRC). On the inner surface I used diamond burrs after grinding the groove with the cutting wheel. Set it into an oak handle and so far pretty happy with the result, especially considering the price.

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