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Forum topic by alph posted 06-05-2014 11:00 PM 1004 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2014 11:00 PM

hey all,

a few years ago I visited an old guy that was retired and had a Jet wood lathe in the spare stall of his garage. one of the tools he had was a 36” or 48” solid steel shaft (about 2” diameter) with a carbide tip on the end. he told me that he bought it for around $150 from some lathe company. he used it for getting deep into a vase for finishing his projects.

now, the question…...

does anyone know which company might sell such a tool?



-- alberto angelo

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 12:39 AM

There are a bunch … Google: ‘wood lathe hollowing tools’ or search YouTube for the same thing.

-- 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 06-06-2014 11:10 AM

Most boring bars run 1/2”, ¾” to 7/8“, just assume he bought a 2” boring bar from an individual making them. Guy in the video makes 1 ½” boring bars not sure can buy for $150.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 11:33 PM

thanks for the replys. that boring bar video from youtube is what i’m looking for.

i’ve come across a 2” steel shaft at work that was going to be thrown away (scrapped) and i plan on making a boring bar out of it. just wondering what else was out there.

-- alberto angelo

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 02:23 PM This site will answer all your questions and be of great help in making your boring bar Kind Regards Roger

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