The 1/2" Bead Forming Tool is designed for forming small beads and for creating the basic shape of a Captive Ring before separation. Overall tool length is 16 1/2" with a 6 1/2" long blade. Click on the picture below for a close-up of the blade. Made in Sheffield, England by Hamlet Craft Tools.
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Wood Turning Tools by Hamlet Craft Tools
This line of M2 High Speed Steel ("HSS") wood turning tools are expertly crafted by Hamlet Craft Tools Ltd. in Sheffield, England - a small family owned company with three generations experience of producing good quality turning tools. The Hamlet tools are known for offering excellent value.
Although slightly more expensive, M2 HSS will retain a sharp edge some six times longer than regular carbon steel. Also, when regrinding this tool, it will keep its hardness even if an accidental bluing were to take place.
Comes fitted with an Ash handle and brass ferrule.