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Forum topic by copcarcollector posted 05-22-2014 02:43 AM 1600 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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copcarcollector

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05-22-2014 02:43 AM

I am curious if anyone here uses any of these (or another brand) center saver (coring) systems. If so, likes, dislikes etc… Thanks!

McNaughton – OneWay – Woodcut


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#1 posted 05-22-2014 07:28 PM

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#2 posted 05-22-2014 07:33 PM

Good thing you mentioned that you were talking about coring systems, because the “center saver” is a tail stock center with a hole in it to accept a pen turning mandrel….

Having said that, I’ve never used a coring system, but have read mixed reviews about them, and have a friend who uses one.

Which one, in particular, are you considering?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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copcarcollector

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#3 posted 05-22-2014 07:38 PM

Wildwood – thanks for the links!

Underdog – I will work on the lingo! I have a mandrel / center saver for pen turning too.

I think the Woodcut looks like the most foolproof way. I actually don’t see the OneWay for sale on their site. The McNaughton I see on the Lee Valley and Woodcraft sites.

Just wish there were more reviews! Thanks guys.

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#4 posted 05-22-2014 09:53 PM

Woodcut bowl saver

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Product_Code=111701&Category_Code=

Kelton McNaughton bowl savers
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/t/134/Bowl-Coring-Tools?b=147

Have never used a bowl saver, more familar with McNaughton system but have read and heard great reviews on all three sets.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 09:18 AM

I have the Oneway and love it. It is pretty much foolproof. Not cheap, though. I have used the McNaughton, too. It has a bit longer learning curve, and is a bit more flexible in the shape of the core that you cant take out.

Here is the link on the Oneway site to the coring system.

http://www.oneway.ca/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=30&Itemid=2

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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