Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
I don't have a coring tool. I've never been interested in them. I don't turn a lot of bowls and usually like to have the option of changing the shape if the wood dictates it. This did. I changed 2 of them after I started turning and saw how the wood color was oriented. Most of the wood I get is free so saving the middle doesn't worry me. If I ever get a really cheap buy on a coring machine I might try it out. Or if by some miracle I get a 16" block of Pink Ivory then I might buy one.
I am thinking about making one of the straight boring cutters to cone out the interior on some larger projects. Mostly just to reduce the amount of shavings that get all over the shop. Disposing of shavings is still a problem for me.