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#1 posted 10-16-2018 09:11 PM

In my experience, Forstner bits don t play well with end grain. Twist drills do much better. I would probably use a large twist drill to rough it out then use a bowl gouge or carbide tool to finish it to the final diameter.

Yes, that`s what i thought. But do you think not even a metal lathe, with a lot of precision and control can do the job?
I have been using twist drills up until now by drilling a circle then hammering out the core. After that i finished it with a gouge like you mentioned. Unfortunately tho, by doing this the hole is very rough and i need it to be perfectly round and smooth. Furthermore this work is very exhausting and not doable on a medium scale in the long run.

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