Jig for hollowing on the lathe. #1: Capture Jig for hollowing tools

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Blog entry by Julian posted 10-30-2016 02:01 AM 974 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this jig which holds or “captures” your hollowing tool when turning on the lathe.
The instructions are located at this website: Search under “jigs & tools”. Instructions are
part of the “small hollowing tools” pdf file.
My jig is not completed; I need to purchase a couple of compression springs.
The big benefit of this jig is it prevents your hollowing tool from being jerked out of your hand. If you have arthritis, this is a big relief.
This jig cost me about $30 in material. I had to order the 1/2” this steel bar and purchased a couple of long 5/16” bolts. I already had some 1” steel rod from another projects.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 10-31-2016 12:54 AM

Very interesting!!!
And heavy duty.

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#2 posted 10-31-2016 03:39 PM

Awesome buddy, just bookmarked his website as well. I’ll be reading all of it later. I’m a junkie when it comes to making tools and lathe stuff. This tool will be next on my to do list. Being new making hollows has been challenging and nerve racking to say the least. My new nickname could be Catch…. lol.

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