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    Coring

    I know that this has been beaten to death!

    BUT: What was the consensus ?

    Oneway, McNaughton, or Woodcut Bowl saver?

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    I think the consensus is that the Oneway is easier to use, but the McNaughton is more versatile, but with a steeper learning curve. The Woodcut seems to be the most limited and least robust of the three.

    I have the McNaughton, and haven't used it as much as I would like. (I started running low on large green blanks about the time I got it. Most of what I've got in the pile now it pretty dry, and more difficult to core.) I'm not quite as fearful when I use it as I used to be, but it's still got a fair amount of pucker factor involved when I use it. I've had more belt-screeching stalls with the McNaughton than with any other tool. (In fact, I think the McNaughton is the only thing I've ever stalled my 3520B with.) Someday I would like to add the Oneway system to my arsenal, but it's a pretty low priority on my tool wishlist right now.
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    Excuse me for being so dull, but could someone please translate this conversation into little words for us beginning woodworkers?
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    Thanks --- seem to remember this now! After a quick google most agree with you.. Now to get the money! Maybe selling one of my 5 cub tractors will help!


    Thanks again
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    Cynthia -- take a large green log and use a coring rig to make nested bowls out of it.

    Or waste the center and get one large bowl.

    The discussion was which tool does this best.
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    Thanks Paul.
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    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...&v=TDO5yN-RJFw

    Cynthia-- YouTube movie on coring!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Excuse me for being so dull, but could someone please translate this conversation into little words for us beginning woodworkers?
    Cynthia, "bowl coring" is the process of cutting a smaller bowl out of the otherwise wasted material in the middle of a larger bowl. It's done with specialized curved cutting knives and a special holder that helps guide it into the wood. Sticking 6 or 7 inches of steel into a curved slot on a block of wood spinning at 800 RPM or so can be a bit nerve-wracking.

    In the hands of a skilled turner, sets like this are possible (not my work, BTW):



    Here's the McNaughton system we're talking about:

    http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...d_system?Args=

    And here is a video of one in use by Mr. "Turning Muscle" himself, Bill Grumbine:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDO5y...eature=related
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    Thanks guys, I'll watch those youtubes. Those are BEAUTIFUL. Who knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Excuse me for being so dull, but could someone please translate this conversation into little words for us beginning woodworkers?
    It is a turning thing. Unless you have a lathe you aren't allowed to know.
    (am I in trouble now? )
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