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post #1 of 2 Old 07-26-2010, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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monster hollowing

I am not new to turning by any means, but I am new to hollowing. I have decided that I will buy the monster turning rig, but I have question for any of you that have (or have used) the system: What are the pros vs. cons of the articulated arm system vs the captured system? If I am only going to buy one, which would you recommend? I am leaning towards the articulated arm system, but I have hardly made my final decision.
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-26-2010, 11:26 AM
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Well technically they are all captured systems. Personally I love the monster tool system. If I didn't already have a homemade copy of Lyle Jamieson's system I would switch over. Why? Well I think it's more easily adjustable for odd shaped vessels. Just swing the bottom mounting bracket sideways and you move the pivot point.
His laser system is superior to most others I've seen (or my homemade one).
About the only downside would be if you were a production turner. I could see the bearings being a problems way down the road but that would take an awful lot of wear and tear. I would not worry about that for 90 percent of the turners out there.
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