Need help choosing a small hollowing tool

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Forum topic by Jack Gaskins posted 11-08-2011 01:47 PM 873 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Gaskins

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11-08-2011 01:47 PM

I want to make some birdhouses but I want to make medium size houses like with a 1 1/2 inch opening in the top and about 4 inches long and about 3 inches in diameter. I made a couple this past weekend and they turned out heavy because I could not get into the opening and take out more wood to make the walls thin. I have read about everyone making a tool but I dont really want to make one I would rather just buy one. Any suggestions on what I should look for? I would also like a tool for hollowing small vases and ornaments.

Thanks, Jack.

-- USAF Ret. 2006

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 08:54 AM

sorby makes one that i’ve used, its about 65.00, i may buy from ” easy wood turning tool” with a round carbide cutting disk,that is a throw away,its about 139.00,both will work.

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 10:16 PM

Use a band saw and glue it back together faster and easier.

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