Turning Archive 2007

Re: Ask Why
Response To:
Ask Why ()

Bill Grumbine (Kutztown PA)
>I think it all boils down to personal preference. Each tool mentioned will core bowls, and it all depends on the skill of the user how well they work. People who denigrate the McNaughton don't know how to use it properly. I have gotten grandmothers coring bowls with this tool with no problems on the first try.

I core a lot of vases and I core a lot of burls. My wood is free most of the time too, but even so, waste not want not, especially burls. Examples below:


vase core

I have done many of these over the years, and this one core above would pay for most of a McNaughton system. If I added them all up, I would have been able to buy lots of turning tools and other stuff (and I did!). But one core can be worth a lot when it is the right kind of wood.


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