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I have just been cutting a large Sycamore burr and realised what a waste of such a beautiful piece cutting out the middle with a gauge is. Has anyone any idea where I might get a tool to cut out the middle to make a nest of bowls ?
 

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Jaymar,

I'm not absolutely certain but I believe the Kel McNaughton centre-saver needs a lathe with a minimum of 2 hp motor. Worth checking if you consider getting one.

Cheers,

Trev.
 
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Ingenious device, but you'd have to save a lot of wood to justify the price.
I agree though, it's criminal seeing the centre of a big piece of beautiful wood end up as sawdust :(
 
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I'm afraid at that price I will have to keep making piles of shavings. The wood didn't cost a lot but being a Yorkshireman i hate waste,Thanks for the replies
 

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trevtheturner":2ec32c1w said:
Jaymar,
I'm not absolutely certain but I believe the Kel McNaughton centre-saver needs a lathe with a minimum of 2 hp motor. Worth checking if you consider getting one.
Cheers, Trev.
Could be what they recommend. My wife's large lathe is a Jet 1442 w/ a 1 hp motor. It seems to have enough power, at least for anything that fits over the bed.

But, she does enjoy making the nested bowls for the continuity of grain pattern.
 

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Thanks for that info., Mike.

My lathe is a Hegner 1 h.p. which I thought was of insufficient power for the bowl-saver kit.

From your encouraging reply sounds like I might be in luck - I'll check it out.

Cheers,

Trev.
 

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trevtheturner":4bn5xyxx said:
Thanks for that info., Mike.
My lathe is a Hegner 1 h.p. which I thought was of insufficient power for the bowl-saver kit.
From your encouraging reply sounds like I might be in luck - I'll check it out.
Cheers, Trev.
Hi Trev.,

I wish you (or I) were nearby. We would gladly loan it out to you for a trial. Maybe someone on the forum has one you could try? Anyone <g>...
 
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