• Advertise with us
Project by ed220 posted 03-16-2012 09:12 PM 1542 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was in the need for a hollowing tool that pivots and didn’t like the price on line or in the woodworking I figured I’d make my own. Bought the cutter from Rockler for 12 bucks, 1/2 inch steel bar from Ace hardware for 7 bucks, used a piece of scrap hardwood to turn a handle,tapped the end,epoxied it in and now I have a sturdy hollowing tool. total cost 19 bucks. Put some black stamp pad replenisher ink and polyurethane on the handle and called it a day. Let me know what you guys think. Cuts like butter. Nothing better than making your own tools.
Almost as good as woodworking itself !

6 comments so far

View Bearpie's profile


2601 posts in 4174 days

#1 posted 03-16-2012 09:27 PM

Looks like store bought! Nothing better than homemade tools!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View Brandon's profile


4381 posts in 4107 days

#2 posted 03-16-2012 10:23 PM

You did a fantastic job! Definitely looks store bought as Erwin says. Does Rockler offer other cutters?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

View Martyroc's profile


2712 posts in 3461 days

#3 posted 03-16-2012 10:29 PM

Great job, that’s thinking outside the box, sometimes the only way to get what you need/want is build it yourself, I salute you.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View ed220's profile


626 posts in 4549 days

#4 posted 03-16-2012 10:34 PM

Brandon- yeah originally looking for a round cutter which they normally carry but were out so I made the hollower instead. The answer is yes but there are a lot of manufacturers that make carbide cutters too.

View MShort's profile


1798 posts in 4574 days

#5 posted 03-16-2012 11:54 PM

Great job on your homemade tool.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

View MedicineMan's profile


108 posts in 3623 days

#6 posted 03-17-2012 01:42 AM

Hey guys!...check out Captn Eddie, and Eddie or on Youtube. I was lucky enough to make two new tools and have plans for 2 more. Captn. Eddie is a big help.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics