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Jimmy Cusic
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Wood Cut hollower  tool   Any good??
Sep 14th, 2005 at 6:48am
 
Has anybody used or had expirence with the “Woodcut” hollowing tools?  Would this be a good starter system to use to learn how to do hollowing?? Or would a small tool like Chris uses in his video be best.
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Re: Wood Cut hollower  tool   Any good??
Reply #1 - Sep 14th, 2005 at 8:09am
 
See the thread on the Munro Hollowing tool. Kinda spendy but very useful.
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Re: Wood Cut hollower  tool   Any good??
Reply #2 - Sep 14th, 2005 at 9:09am
 
Hey Jimmy, keep in mind that is my small set.  I have a couple of sets depending on what size form I am turning.  The big set has a 3/4" dia. bar and 1/4" square cutters (Don Pencil's Scorpion hollowing set).  The XL set has a 3/4" bar and a straight 1/2" square cutter shaped like a round nosed scraper.  The XL bar is in 2 sections and when used with the Scorpion arm rest can reach over 5 feet.  I do get a little vibration after 2.5 feet though...   Wink
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Re: Wood Cut hollower  tool   Any good??
Reply #3 - Sep 14th, 2005 at 2:02pm
 
Chris, go to your local Home Depot or the like and buy a few stick of split, poly, waterpipe, insulation and put a hand-size piece around your bar. It'll give ya a better grip and the vibration will be less noticable. You don't have to glue it, just let it slide=adjustable hand grip. Grin

Failing that, start strengthening your hands. When you can break the grips on a pair of cheap pliers you'll be about right. 8)
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Re: Wood Cut hollower  tool   Any good??
Reply #4 - Sep 14th, 2005 at 2:07pm
 
I checked out the Munro Hollower, it looks similar to the woodcut in the fact there is a "hood" that adjusts how much cutting edge is exposed.  With that small gap does it clog up with shaving and such?  I've heard the "Termite" does and that's why folks don't like it.  Also (from looking at it) the Munro can be adjusted to reach a tight curve as well.
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