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Thread: New EWT Midi Hollowers Ci5 Tools

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    New EWT Midi Hollowers Ci5 Tools

    Christmas came early!



    Boy are these sweet tools, I can't wait to give them a test drive, should be the perfect tools for making some quick Christmas ornaments!
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    First time I have seen those. Give us your review after the test drive.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    I have the Ci3 H5 and you are right they are sweet tools. I also have the Ci0 and Ci1. I do love the finisher as it does give one sweet surface.
    Bernie W.

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    I've got a bunch of these tools, and I love them all, I also have a bunch of bowl gouges etc, the right tool for the job is what I like to say

    I have a Ci1 easy Rougher, I got this a LONG time ago, when Craig was still having them made at a local machine shop, I bought it unhanded and made my own handle. I also have a Ci1 Pro Easy rougher. Next up is the Ci0 easy finisher, this tool saves my bacon with the hard as rock Keyaki wood, love it on the inside of them bowls! I also have the Ci2 Mini Easy Rougher (square cutter) and a Ci3 Mini Easy Finisher (round cutter) Yep, that is a few to be sure

    Cheers!
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    Sweet!

    For the smaller hollow forms these are great!

    I did a bit of practice to figure out how these tools work.

    Of course it is a bit hard to see them work inside a hollow form, so I used a little technique that I saw Eli Avesera show at a demo here in Japan, you put a flat block of wood in between centers......



    and turn a tenon on it.... OK I turned two tenons, as the first one was too small...


    Mount that in your chuck and your are ready to start hollowing....


    Once you bust through the side you don't have to stop to clean out shaving much...


    OK that is about all I can do with the straight tool, not much more I can reach...

    The straight tool at work.


    Next I used the medium curved tool and got about this far.
    If found out that the block is a bit oversized, a bit beyond the reach of the middle tool, these really are mini hollowers


    After the third tool the biggest curved one, and a bit of cleaning up with the straight tool across the bottom, I just opened up the neck a bit to give myself a bit more room. The great thing about this practice is you can see the cutter at work inside the HF and you can learn how it cuts!

    A couple of action shots below.....


    The wood was not spiraling that is just the effect on the camera

    I think you can clearly see that you can clearly see.....

    I think I'm going to like these tools, not something I'll be using every day, but they certainly have a place on my tool rack!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Thanks Stu. I can see those finding there way into my shop. Great pic's.
    Bernie W.

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