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Thread: Thinking About Making a Hollower System

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Laurinburg NC

    Thinking About Making a Hollower System

    Im sort of looking at making a hollower system for turning hollow forms. Anyone have any suggestions ,links or maybe even one they may want to sell or trade? Just sort of pondering the thought right now

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Several guys over at Woodturners Resource have built their own articulating arm rigs, and I know a couple of other guys who have homemade D-handle rigs.

    Personally, I prefer the systems from Monster Lathe Tools because they're built like tanks and they come complete and ready to run with a wide variety of cutting tips. (Disclaimer: I'm biased, since I run their web site, but I was a very happy customer before I built the site.)
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Here is my >> HF Captured Rig << thread
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 11-01-2012 at 01:45 AM.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    My dad has made a few of them....the first was a Hand Held then a caputred rig like Stu's and finally a Elbow type hollower I have the captured rig now and it works like a charm! The elbow type hollower works better if you ask me and takes up less room too! Make sure you show us what you come up with.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Palm Springs, Ca
    Probably a good start would be to decide if you want a D-arm or articulating hollower. There are alot of pictures around to show you both
    First you have to learn the rules - Beginner
    Then you have to learn advanced rules - Professional
    Then you disregard the rules - This takes you to the master level................

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