Turning Archive 2007

Re: Coring tools...a good investment?

Russ Fairfield
>Which coring system you buy depends on how long you want to spend learning to use it, and what you want to do with it.

It takes awhile to learn to use the McNaughton. Most folks can core a bowl straight out of the box with the Oneway, but pay a lot of money for being able top do that. The WoodCut is the easiest to set up and use, but is the most limited in what it can do.

And, it does make a difference in what you shapes and sizes you are going to core. If you are only coring bowls, there is little difference between the tools, and you could include the WoodCut in the comparison if you are only coring small bowls. If you are going to core tall vases and odd shapes, the McNaughton is more versatile because it doesn't pivot about a fixed center.

The McNaughton is the only one that can use a straight tool.

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