More bowls less shavings

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Review by jeffthewoodwacker posted 01-02-2009 03:13 AM 3571 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was given the opportunity to test out the Steussy 6” bowl saw and I was impressed. I have used several different coring systems to get multiple bowls from one blank but always felt that the cost of most of these would keep most turners from purchasing. Dick Steussy has created an inexpensive tool that gives even novice turners the opportunity to get two or three bowls out of one blank.
The bowl saw has a good handle to hold what looks like sawsall blade on steroids. You mount your blank and follow the simple instructions that are included with the tool. With the 6” bowl saw you should get a blank 5 – 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The 8” bowl saw will give you a blank 7inches to 8 1/2 inches in diameter. From one blank with both tool sizes you have the opportunity to get three bowls – one “parent” bowl and two “daughter” bowls. With a little planning you have several options with your finished bowl design. Now turners have the opportunity to increase their productivity and yield from bowl blanks. The bowl saw reduces wood waste! Price for the Bowl Saw is $39.95 each plus shipping. If you want more information go to . I found the bowl saw safe and easy to use and give it my highest recommendation.

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#1 posted 01-03-2009 02:35 AM

Bowl Savers are to expensive in Australia for the hobbist, this looks like a great alteernative at a good price.
Not a good time for us to buy with the Aussie dollar down against the US dollar but compared to cost of wasted wood is on the want list.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 01-03-2009 03:00 AM

Interesting but where do you get it? and, I may be a little dense but it is not obvious to me how it works.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-03-2009 06:37 PM

Pretty cool. I checked out the web site and it looks pretty simple. This looks like something you could make yourself with a welder and a sawzall blade. I may try to make one.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 02:56 AM

Found it by Googling “bowlsaw” web page is:
Available on or from inventor direct.

-- Les B, Oregon

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