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TheAndroid
05-19-2008, 09:18 AM
All,
I've been looking at several posts about flycutters lately and have seen many references to a "knife tool" which appear to conflict with each other over what is actually being described.
Is there a standard definition of this term? I've looked through my metalworking books and have come up dry.

Thanks.

Oldbrock
05-20-2008, 05:12 PM
I'ts been 64 years since I left the old sod but I seem to remember that knife tool is a limey term for a right hand lathe tool. Peter

TheAndroid
05-20-2008, 11:17 PM
I'ts been 64 years since I left the old sod but I seem to remember that knife tool is a limey term for a right hand lathe tool. Peter

I've seen that definition, a cut-off tool definition, a straight "finishing" tool definition also. What makes it a "knife? The shape of the cutting edge?

miker
05-22-2008, 09:46 PM
Here is a Knife Tool:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/mikerr/Scan10760.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/mikerr/Scan10761.jpg

From "The Amateur's Lathe" by L. H. Sparey ISBN 0-85242-288-1

Rgds