Milgrain Tool

On the tool post is a milgrain tool.
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More specifically, it is a lathe milgrain tool, to distinguish it from even smaller milgrain tools used by jewelers. This tool has a one quarter inch diameter wheel and a one eighth inch square shank. It is “female” pattern. There are also “male” and “rope” patterns available.

It is used as a knurl tool, pressed into the work.
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I turned the spindle by hand.

Here is the pattern produced.
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Before applying the milgrain tool, I made two grooves with the point of a carbide insert.

My plan is to use it to add decorative touches to a new reel design.

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4 Responses to Milgrain Tool

  1. Olaf says:

    Where di you bought this millgrain tool?

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