My brother-in-law came down today from Oregon and brought me some more wood - Pictures below -Brought down some Alder, alot of Maple and a large Maple burl.
He wanted to do some turning so I set up my hollowing rig and attached the new cutters that I bought from Brian McEvoy - In the other post I mentioned that i bought the Elio drive and turned up to 8" diameter vase. Today, we turned a large Walnut bowl 14" with a final diameter of around 12 1/2"...... I used the Elio drive on it as I was making a natural edge bowl. I adjusted the pins, put it in the headstock, held the blank up to it and secured the tailstock. I will admit I was a bit nervous about using this on this blank but it handled it fine with no slipping or problems. Overall, I am glad I bought it...............well worth the $40.00
I have no affiliation with Brian or his buss.
Brians website is: http://onegoodturn.ca/