Visual Hollowing System

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Blog series by TheDane updated 01-09-2015 09:10 PM 2 parts 6354 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

01-09-2015 09:08 PM by TheDane | 3 comments »

Several months ago, Captain Eddie Castelin was experimenting with a video hollowing rig on one of his podcasts. I had had some prior experience with video surveillance equipment, so I decided to do some experimentation. My objective was to use inexpensive, readily available technology to provide a safer, more reliable means of hollowing bowls and vessels. There are several commercial systems on the market that may provide more in the way of functions and features and, depending on your ...

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Part 2: Using the Rig

01-09-2015 09:10 PM by TheDane | 11 comments »

1) Fix the camera to the arm on your hollowing rig. 2) With the power on to the TV, the receiver, and the camera, turn the tuning knob on the receiver to get a clear image. 3) With the cutter outside of the hollow form or bowl, place your ruler or measuring device on the tip of the cutter. 4) On the TV screen, use a dry erase marker to trace the outline of the tool and cutter head. I use a black marker for this. 5) On the TV screen, use a different dry erase marker (I use red)...

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