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Forum topic by Woodturner66 posted 02-15-2011 02:20 AM 1769 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodturner66

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02-15-2011 02:20 AM

Has anyone used this hollower?. I have a chance to get one from a friend. I am trading him a Bostitch Coil pneumatic nailer for it. So the questions are. Can you use it on end grain and face grain? How much of a learning curve is there? I’ve seen some tutorials online. Wasn’t much help. This friend said he can’t find the user manual and he’s only used it one time. Any opinions on the tool are appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

-- Chris Ward


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#1 posted 02-15-2011 05:27 AM

THe learning curve is about 12 minutes.
It is a great tool – I don’t own one but used the instructors last year at Marc Adams school.
If you have held a hollowing tool at all then this will seem completely natural. The knob on the handle helps you know what the angle of the blade is in deep hollows, and the little metal hood on top makes it easy to use without catching like the ‘termites’ or sorby sovereign.
Works on face or end grain. I want one myself but haven’t hit a deal or convince myself I turn enough to make it worth the cost.
THe Munro is nearly the same as the Sorby Sovereign “ultimate” (pic)

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 05:38 AM

I have both sizes and really like them. they are definately my go to hollowing tools. Very easy to use. The articulating head allows you to reach into the hard to reach areas in hollow forms. I’m pretty sure that they don’t come with a manual. I posted a couple of hollow forms recemtly that I made primarily the the Munro tools.
Good luck

-- Glen

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#3 posted 02-15-2011 02:08 PM

Thank you both. I will go ahead with the trade. Think it’s a good deal. Got the nailer at a estate auction and didn’t pay that much for it. I’ve only made 1 hollow form before and that was with a borrowed hollower. Not sure which one it was. Can’t wait to try it out.

-- Chris Ward

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