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Project by ed220 posted 03-16-2012 09:12 PM 1049 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was in the need for a hollowing tool that pivots and didn’t like the price on line or in the woodworking I figured I’d make my own. Bought the cutter from Rockler for 12 bucks, 1/2 inch steel bar from Ace hardware for 7 bucks, used a piece of scrap hardwood to turn a handle,tapped the end,epoxied it in and now I have a sturdy hollowing tool. total cost 19 bucks. Put some black stamp pad replenisher ink and polyurethane on the handle and called it a day. Let me know what you guys think. Cuts like butter. Nothing better than making your own tools.
Almost as good as woodworking itself !

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 09:27 PM

Looks like store bought! Nothing better than homemade tools!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 10:23 PM

You did a fantastic job! Definitely looks store bought as Erwin says. Does Rockler offer other cutters?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 10:29 PM

Great job, that’s thinking outside the box, sometimes the only way to get what you need/want is build it yourself, I salute you.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 10:34 PM

Brandon- yeah originally looking for a round cutter which they normally carry but were out so I made the hollower instead. The answer is yes but there are a lot of manufacturers that make carbide cutters too.

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 11:54 PM

Great job on your homemade tool.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 01:42 AM

Hey guys!...check out Captn Eddie, and Eddie or on Youtube. I was lucky enough to make two new tools and have plans for 2 more. Captn. Eddie is a big help.

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