I tried out a new Forstner bit today (BorMax - 1 1/4" diameter) on a vessel i was hollowing for the heck of it to see how good it would work. I bored a hole in to end grain and it cut like a hot knife thru butter . So I decided to go down and buy an extension for it....... but, I struck out because they only sell a couple name brands that have quick disconnects on ends of them and will only fit their bits that have a hex head shaft tip.
Finally, found one at another store but the guy there told me that with only set screws to hold it in - its bound to turn on the shaft. He said my only option would be to buy one of the name brand setups as i said above........
Anybody know of something better that may work ?????
I only bought the one bit so im not out much and I can still use it.
Picture 1-2-3 - show the bormax bit
Pictures 4-5 - show the vessel still on the lathe
Picture 6 - is a bowl im refinishing for a friend and was oil soaked for 2 days in BLO/MS/Varnish mixture.....wiped down and now drying....will probably
buff when dry.
Picture - 7-8-9 are other taken out of soak and now drying..........thought i would put them in because I know everybody likes to see Pictures....LOL