Introduction: $2 Lathe Parting Tool

I've been making a lot of wood rings on the lathe lately and needed a smaller parting tool; the one I was using was too big and bulky for these little rings. There are several DIY parting tool videos online with a total cost of around $5 to $10. While poking around in the shop I found some old shelf brackets that seemed up to the task.

A quick grind down of the end of the bracket, a pine wood handle, and two bolts are all that is required to make this tool. I used a bracket that came with a brushed finish, but even the painted ones would work fine.

The video shows the build, but it's super simple and the whole project took about 15 minutes.

Thanks for taking a look.