Anyone tried the Hunter Osprey?

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Forum topic by Woodknack posted 09-25-2014 05:57 PM 1282 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-25-2014 05:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carbide hunter osprey

These use a cup shaped carbide instead of the EWT style flat disc and are meant to be used exactly like a bowl gouge. Glen Teagle, also mentioned in the video, has some interesting carbides like the hexagon hollower. Both seem a bit more refined than EWT’s square bar with carbide on the end that anyone can make at home.

Great video by SJW showing this and several others in use:

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 07:27 PM

So went to favorite vendor to see how much these Hunter tools cost plus price of cutters. Went to few other vendors too found more interesting stuff think I need or want. None showed all the tools in the video, but Mike Hunter well known and respected in the turning community.

Rick if you buy me a few tools would love to add my two cents on how great those tools are!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 09:07 PM

Well someday when I win one of these big woodworking contests maybe I can buy everyone an Osprey. Don’t get your hopes up ;)

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 09-26-2014 05:00 PM

I have one of these cutting tips but I don’t know the brand. I don’t use it much cause it gets very agressive. I will have to watch the video.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-26-2014 05:10 PM

He talks about that in the video and how you should use them like a bowl gouge, riding the bevel. I almost bought cup shaped cutters several months ago to try out on my own tools. Might still do that.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 10-29-2014 11:22 PM

Rick, I plan on gettin one soon. I’ll report back.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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