Fruits of the new Carter Hollow Roller System – manzanita burl bowls #6, 7, 8, & 9 were all hollowed out using the standard HSS cutter. It made surprisingly fast work of the job. Two are sanded smooth inside two I left with the cutter marks as texture. (Yes I know – I got lazy excuse is it looks cool!) ...
I only sharpened the cutter once so far, it’s done quite a nice job tearing into this tough hard wood. Today I ordered 166lbs of manzanita burls – so yeah we have some work ahead of that little cutter.
I also ordered a bent bar and two round cutters. I also have the carbide cutter I need to try as well. Having fun with the new toys!
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com