|Review by los||posted 08-14-2012 03:12 PM||3887 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Most of you probably have heard of the Center Saver system. For those of you who have not, its a great tool system for bowl/platter turning that lets you “save” or core out the inside of your bowl blanks to make smaller blanks from the same blank of wood instead of just creating tons of shavings.
I recently found some “free” wood on craigslist and it turned out to be a huge norway maple tree that someone had taken down and saved the 8 ft trunk section. The trunk section was close to 5 feet across…..needless to say I spent a few hours cutting out large bowl blanks with the chainsaw (probably 15-20 large blocks).
Now 15-20 free blanks of figured maple is awesome…..but 40-50 roughed out bowls is even better!!!
I was able to use the Center Saver system on all of the blanks.
Great tool. It takes some getting used to but once you get used to the different tricks its an awesome tool and well worth the price.
Now on top of a great product, they have awesome customer service…...I went to their home page – http://www.kelton.co.nz/index.html and asked about a particular problem I was having. I was expecting an email or system generated reply, what I got was Kel McNaughton himself calling me to discuss the issue in detail. He actually called me 5-6 times until we stopped playing phone tag(he was in New Zealand….) and spoke over the phone. Very nice guy and was really helpful in helping me with my issue.
I told him about Lumberjocks and that I was going to review the product and their service…..here you go.
I added the website picture above as well as two pictures of a set of rough turnings I did with the system.