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    Big Hollowing Rig!!

    My dad, also a member here, sent this to me this morning. Wish I had room for a set up like that! Two videos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GslfE...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGwa5...eature=related
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    That's a heck of a boring bar that guy uses. He's real fast, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    That's a heck of a boring bar that guy uses. He's real fast, too.
    The sound isn't very good on the videos, but he says the bar weighs 60 pounds!! I wonder how much the lathe weighs?
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    _________I guess I have a way to go on my square section boring bars I made yesterday then.
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    Very impressive Jeff, and that without a laser pointer, noticed you that!!!
    I'm doing the same like him, but on a much smaller scale.
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    I was amazed to at the size 21" H by 22" across with a 60 lb. boring bar. Wow.
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    Neat, Thanks

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    And here I thought my latest hollow form was fairly good size.... Amazing what folks can do!
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    I think he has done that once or a thousand times before. Impressive.

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    Pretty Cool!

    I have seen this video before, and man I love it. I just dream of making huge forms like that some day. A pro turner friend of mine uses bars about the same length, but they are 1.5" or 2" round stock. He's able to do 24" deep forms. So those of you wondering how far you can go without spending a ton on an expensive rig, it's not too difficult. It's the skill that's the problem! Ah....a man can dream can't he?

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    Last edited by Matt Hutchinson; 04-16-2008 at 05:22 PM.

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