|Project by Aaron||posted 11-11-2011 02:43 PM||3114 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
This tool was inspired by my crazy neighbor, he decided to try hollowing, and rather than spend $100.00+ on hollowing tools he decided to make his own. Drill bits are HSS so I guess it works, so I decided to make my own after trying his out, because believe it or not it worked “amazingly well”
The handle was two pieces of joined oak from a scrap pile, and then turned on my lathe, and then finished with Urethane. The ferule was actually a pipe fitting from Home Depot. I tapered the end and pounded in the pipe fitting, and then cut the end off flush with the wood.
Actually I should have drilled the hole “first” but got lucky and got it to center and drilled it last. The drill bit was just a simply 3/8” bit from Home Depot, the final hole was drilled with the bit itself, and then fixed in place by dropping CA glue in the hole and hammering in the bit.
The drill bit was then taken to the grinder for a more pronounced point. Actually the cutting edge is the side of the point and it hollows everything from mesquite to oak, and tomorrow we try IPE
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