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    Talking Hey this Hollow Form Stuff is Neat!!

    I finally got round to using the real HSS bits I bought for the >Hollowing Rig< I built.

    I got two pieces, one 8mm and one 6mm

    Attachment 7809

    You can see where I cut the smaller bit off, and sharpened it.

    Attachment 7810
    here is the result.

    Attachment 7811

    Attachment 7812
    I used it a bit, and it worked quite fine

    I decided that I needed to make a straight bar, to further hollow out this bowl.

    Attachment 7813
    Boy it is nice to have a real drill press

    Attachment 7814
    yes, Kermit took this all in stride, and then some


    Attachment 7815
    The boring bar. I do not know if I'm leaving too much of the bit hanging out there or not, but is sure did work well!!

    Attachment 7816
    Fun fun fun!!

    I guess I need to break out the forge, make a third one and give it a bend or two so I can have a goose neck............. gonna have to get a laser next

    Dang that was fun!!

    Cheers!
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    Looking good, Stu. Wow, 10 inches into the vessel. That's a big chunk of wood.

    I'm learning that the combination of straight, angled, and swan neck bars can reach just about any spot if you're crafty. Your straight bar looks good to me, although that's about the max I'd want to extend the bit. I usually run with mine shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looking good, Stu. Wow, 10 inches into the vessel. That's a big chunk of wood.

    I'm learning that the combination of straight, angled, and swan neck bars can reach just about any spot if you're crafty. Your straight bar looks good to me, although that's about the max I'd want to extend the bit. I usually run with mine shorter.
    Darn Yanks

    Them is the little inches the rest of the world use, 10 or them is about 4 of them long inches you guys use

    Yeah, I'm going to make a swan neck one, that should do me, I think.

    I'm really amazed at how well these cutters cut

    MUCH better than the "Drill Stock" that I was using before, this stuff is WAY harder, which I can tell by using it, and by grinding it.

    Anyone know what angle the bits are ground at, I picked about 7*

    Wonder how much of a neck I should put on the swan......

    I guess I'll google it
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    As always, your fine results are preceded by ingenuity.
    You asked, "Anyone know what angle the bits are ground at, I picked about 7*"
    The reccomendations that came with my Don Pencil hollowing tools are 10 degrees on the cutting edge. I got 'kinda' close on that when I sharpened mine. Personally, I don't believe it makes much difference. The angle of the hold is determined by how well the tool is cutting. You can feel it, as I'm sure you already know, and adjust slightly until it's cutting to your level of total happiness.
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    Thanks Frank!

    It cuts very well, the wood I'm using is sort of softish, Ginko, I have a bunch of it, so I'll use it up, but I might just end up with "Funky Firewood"

    Don't matter, good practice for sure.

    Cheers!
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    Looks good, Stu. Straight bar seems to have a bit too much cutter sticking out there, but you may be alright on smaller vessels without any knots. When it goes I'm sure it will happen quick, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Blasco View Post
    Looks good, Stu. Straight bar seems to have a bit too much cutter sticking out there, but you may be alright on smaller vessels without any knots. When it goes I'm sure it will happen quick, though.
    Well, I think I'll cut it off half way, about 1/3 of it is in the bar, that will give me a third cutter for the swan neck as well.

    Can't wait to get back at it, but I think I'll have to wait to the weekend to spark up the forge

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...The angle of the hold is determined by how well the tool is cutting. You can feel it, as I'm sure you already know, and adjust slightly until it's cutting to your level of total happiness.
    Keep in mind Frank that in the captive rig, there is no adjusting the angle of the hold. Only the angle of the grind will change things.
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    Well I dunno about that Vaughn, I could/can loosen the bolts holding the various bars in the D-handle and turn them a touch, which would change the angle the bit bites the wood..........

    Well I had fun, right up until the exploded

    I was getting it real thin like, using a bright light on the outside, looking from the inside.......... then, I found out that there was just a touch of slag on the D-handle from the welding, that I missed sanding off, the handle hung up for just a sec.............. then let go....... bit popped right through the side of the vessel, and KABLOOOEY!!!

    Oh well, learned a lot, I'm sure this is not the last time a HF will go to pieces

    I really see why everyone has a laser hooked up to their rigs, man, that would be nice......

    I found some of the pencil type laser pointer, cheap too, but they all run on 3 watch batteries, and they say they last at least 30 minutes.................

    YIKES, I'd be buying a LOT of watch batteries!!

    I found one unit..............

    Attachment 7840

    It says the beam is 5mm wide...... ah 3/16"....too wide?

    Nice thing about this unit is it runs on AA batteries, and I have a bunch of rechargeable batteries, not to mention, I could get an AC power supply and just hard wire it.....?

    How fine a pinpoint of light do you need?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Keep in mind Frank that in the captive rig, there is no adjusting the angle of the hold. Only the angle of the grind will change things.
    I'll think about you when I'm not captivating.
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