View Full Version : I found it..........!!!!
05-24-2002, 03:51 PM
I found a 10'-0" piece of 3/4" diameter rod, Spec 1018 cold rolled Steel.I found it in a Mom & Pops welding shop out in the country for a grand total of $7. I will use this to make a hollowing system. I have the machine shop drilling the tool ends for the bits and they are also making me a coupling that will be welded to the anti torque frame...this coupling will be used to mount the tool bars.I will make the frame rest out of hard wood with a Formica slide. When the machine shop gets done with their part then it goes to the welding shop for a little work. I will also do the drilling and tapping of the setup for fasteners. I will also polish the tool bars as well and make the bits from key stock.
I saw this set up at the retreat last week and hope to get it totally completed for less than $65
what a deal ....Lucille
05-24-2002, 04:18 PM
AND who was it pray tell who was so disparaging of my thoughts reagarding making your own tools. :)
Glad to see that you have seen the light.
Don't forget to post a pic. when it's finished.
Good on'ya Dickie ...think I'd better start selling my stock in Sorby...second thoughts Marilyn is still buying!!!
05-24-2002, 04:47 PM
I don't think it was me if it was I was just giving you the raspberry
05-24-2002, 05:47 PM
Dick,when i was at a wood turners meeting a few weeks ago,I met a guy
who makes is own hollowing tools.He says he buys the steel rod in 4`
lenghts.He then cuts it up and another friend of his share the costs.
What he does is to clue the cutter to the rod with a special glue.
I can`t think of the name of the glue he uses.But i will find out at the next meeting and write it down,because my body is O K but my mind is slipping. Regards Carl
05-24-2002, 06:21 PM
How does he break it loose so he can reuse the toolholder?
05-28-2002, 07:07 AM
It is probably CA glue that they use and it is easily broken with a little heat.
"If it is worth doing, it's worth overdoing"