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post #1 of 9 Old 09-06-2010, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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What recomendations do you have for Hollowing tools to make vases or urns?Something good quality and yet,yes doesnt require a mortgage on the house.Itchy

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.

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If you are in to tinkering around in the shop, you can make your own that are more than satisfactory. Just Google "Oland tool" for a ton of information. Seems that an old woodworker from Kansas by the name of Knud Oland developed the method. Here are a couple that I made and use, one with a 1/4" carbide core box router bit and the other an angled bit I fashioned out of an Allen wrench. The Allen wrench is barely hard enough - it requires frequent sharpening, but I only use it under the inside lip of bowls. Oland recommended high speed steel machining bits and I have a friend that runs a machine shop, but I just haven't had time to get some from him yet.

The shafts are 18" of 1/2" cold rolled steel available in most any hardware store, with a home-made turned handle and a 1/4" hole drilled in the end, shoulder ground to a point, and a small hole drilled and tapped for an Allen screw in the side to hold the bit. You can hollow a vase or urn to about 10-12" with little or no chatter, and the total cost for these two was less than $20 ($12 for the carbide bit).

It does the job for me and I don't have $120 or more stuck into a hollowing tool.

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Great idea! I think I will be making a couple of those myself.
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Mine are home made also. Found some 1/4" hss square stock online. You can see them in one of my old posts http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/ev...e-tools-10006/

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I didn't have my glasses on and read "Halloween tools." I thought you were carving pumpkins Gary. Man was I confused when I saw that you were using your lathe.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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I thought of carving pumpkins also. However I do make my own hollowing tools. I use 3/16" HSS cutters. The fit very nicely in a 1/4" hole. Some I put in with set screws most are just glued in with CA. You can shorten the length of the 3" cutters by grinding a little bit on the 4 edges and then break them off in a vice.
I have also used HSS planer blades. You can cut and shape them with an abrasive wheel in a 4" angle grinder. Rather than drill a hole in them just cut a slot. It is far easier than drilling (which you can't do with normal HSS drill bits) and it makes it easy to remove them to sharpen them.
If you want to see my favorite tools, I made them just like John Jordan's. He is a master at hollowing and has developed these tools over 30 years of turning. They work for almost all shapes. Here is is website with photos of the tools. www.stubbylathe.com
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Nice site there on John Jordan,1st time I been there.I made the 1st three,only I used 5/8 bar stock and they work great.Total price,bout 15 bucks,total I also made ths armbrace handle,total price for two of em bout 8 bucks

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Hallow be thy name,hehehe! Yikes the spellin police got me agin! Hehe!

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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