|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-31-2013 02:20 AM||1584 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
This is a little hollowing tool I made out of necessity. It is cold rolled steel with a piece of carbide in the end and the handle is made from a piece of scrap pistachio. It had some cracks in it that did not clean up so I filled them with epoxy and sawdust. It has a brass ferrule made from a plumbing nut in the recycle bucket.
I tried it out tonight on a piece of dry Jarrah and it chattered a bit, but it did not even try to turn in my hand. With the tip back from the line of the straight part of the bar, it is neutral to twisting.
I’ll try it on a few other pieces before doing any modifications. Being that it is only 5/16 rod and I milled the bottom flat, that did not leave a lot of mass . So if it still chatters, I will weld another piece of 5/16 along the top for stiffness and taper the end for clearance inside a piece..
Cheers,............and good night!!!!!!!............Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!