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Forum topic by sgv posted 03-02-2014 10:55 PM 975 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2014 10:55 PM

I was playing with my lathe today TRYING to making some small vessels, I think I need a hollowing tool. I could not get the gouge in on a sharp enough angle to hollow it out all the way, HERE comes the question which hollowing tool do you guys use????

Thanks all
SGV

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 11:19 PM

I have John Jordan’s 3/8” hollowing set … http://www.johnjordanwoodturning.com/John_Jordan_Woodturning/Tools_and_More.html

Note that the tools are unhandled, but Jordan also sells handles. I happened to have a handle from Manny’s Woodworkers Place … http://store.mannyswoodworkersplace.com/fusimoha.html ... that fit Jordan’s tools.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 08:53 PM

Thanks Dane looking into them , I will post some pics this week

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 03:28 PM

I’ve made oland tools that I like for hollowing.
They are little more than cold rolled steel with a hole drilled and then another hole drilled and tapped for a set screw. In the first hole you use bits to fit the hole ground to whatever profile you wish.
I have four of these tools I’ve made. One has the bit stuck straight out from the shaft. One has the bit coming off the side at a 90 degree angle. The other to are 45s, one forwards and one back.
I’ve also though about making some of these tools and heating the shaft and bending them.

As for these tool handles, or handles for tools you may buy, I enjoy making my own handles. It’s not hard to turn a handle and you can make them to your satisfaction and put different end profiles on them for easy indentifcation when grabbing a took quickly.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 08:25 PM

Thanks William pics would be nice
SGV

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 09:45 PM

I am on my phone at the moment.
I done a blog on it a while back.
I’ll post a link this evening when I get to my computer.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 10:33 PM

Here are links to the two part blog on making the oland tools.
Part 1
Part 2

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 03-10-2014 08:49 PM

Thanks Will I may try making one.

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#8 posted 03-10-2014 09:00 PM

Dane my Brother I am surprised at you, wow, wow, wow,LOL.What’s this an acomplished woodturner buying chisel handles.I make my own copying current designs I like in about five minutes .Now you could do that easily too. Why buy ? It’s like a friend of mine who was a good woodworker asked me which workbench he should buy.He ended up buying a very expensive bench over a thousand pounds then for around two hundred pounds took my advice bought some nice timber and fixings etc, and made an even nicer bench himself a few months later.Then he sold the one he bought at a big loss to himself as he didn’t have storage room for both . Cmon lumberjocks do it yourself you have the skill. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 03-10-2014 09:18 PM

Alistair—It was on sale, and I can use it with other un-handled tools.

I looked into buying some inserts ( http://www.hosaluktools.com/index2.php#/gallery1/2/ ) to go into shop-made handles, but buying this one from Manny was actually just about as cheap. I’m not much of a machinist or I would have probably attempted to make some inserts myself.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 03-10-2014 09:26 PM

Might I recommend the Vermec tools
realy well made

http://www.vermec.com/id36.html

I’ve the deep hollowing set which works well

-- Nick [aka Sawdust Maker, Sydney, Aus]

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