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Blog series by Big Ben updated 11-15-2011 07:33 PM 4 parts 12591 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Design

11-03-2011 05:16 PM by Big Ben | 5 comments »

I recently took up wood turning as the next step in my wood working addiction, turning has been extremely fun but costly. As I have been turning every log I could get my hand on, I have had a real hard time doing small vases and hollow forms. I have looked into buy some hollow form tools but dont have the funds the buy what I would like (http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Sorby-SOV-22S-ULTM-Medium-Hollowing/dp/B0052MH306/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_5). So I have decided to make my own, I have no experience d...

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Part 2: Update

11-05-2011 02:48 PM by Big Ben | 3 comments »

In researching making my own hollowing tools I have come into one main problem. I am a wood worker and don’t have metal working tools (and no intention to). I have received a good amount feedback concerning the amount of heat I will need to get the rod in a malleable state. This is one my concerns, the other is drilling into the end of the rod.Today I went by several machine shops to see what the cost for bending and drilling the rods. I would tap the rods myself. None of them provide the ...

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Part 3: Drilling Holes

11-06-2011 06:27 PM by Big Ben | 2 comments »

Yesterday I will to Home Depot and pick up some steel rods to make the chisels. 3/8”, ½” and 5/8”. When I got home I was looking at the 5/8” rod and decided to try just clamping the rod my bench and drilling a hole. I figured the worse that could happen would be that I need to cut off the damage piece and still have enough.Clamping rod to the bench top, loaded a 7/32” bit into my corded drill. The results were so so. It was painfully slow and I was not getting the depth I wanted. Then it was ...

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Part 4: Initial Set

11-15-2011 07:33 PM by Big Ben | 3 comments »

I have complete most of the chisels and I am very happy with their performance. But definately see some areas where I can improve. The currently the set contains:Straight 1/2” rod with round carbide cutterStraight 1/2”rod with square carbide cutterCurved 1/2” rod with round carbide cutterStraight 5/8” rod with HHS insertCurved 5/8” rod with HHS insert From Hollowing Chisels Straight 1/2” rod with round carbide cutter: This worked well and lef...

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