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post #1 of 5 Old 08-22-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I'm wondering what it's like to use one of these, but there are no reviews on the website. Any of you have experience with one?

It's supposed to let you be a little more aggressive when hollowing bowls. Also claims to eliminate catches, but I have my doubts about that.

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What do you think about it? Thanks.

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I think the catches would still exist but with less tool movement and bigger chunks out of your bowl.

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I think the catches would still exist but with less tool movement and bigger chunks out of your bowl.

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Yeah, I agree w/ that, plus the loss of control would make me VERY nervous. If you get one, let us know how it works out, but I'm doubtful that it's a good idea.

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If you ground your scraper to a negative rake it would probably work quite well. However I don't use a scraper except on rare occasions in a skew scraper mode to clean up a bad area. I suppose it would sort of eliminate catches but with more force comes more tearout so you would still have to sneak up on the final cuts.
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You guys make sense. I think I'm going to pass on this one. Right now, I do everything with a bowl gouge, but I thought I might try one of those with a scraper if it got good feedback.

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