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Last week, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Collyer, a woodturner who lives on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle. Collyer is an accomplished woodturner, however another hobby of his is to grow Japanese Maple trees. He has over 220 trees potted. He recently donated two trees to a local school on Bainbridge Island. ...

1 month ago

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Cindy Drozda, Boulder, CO hollowed this turning from a Cactus Juiced Banksia Pod using the Drozda designed Cygnet Tool. This turning is about 2” in diameter. Wall thickness is about 1.5mm.

The Cygnet Tool or "baby swan" is manufactured by Hunter Tool Company in Minneapolis, MN. The Cygnet is available from Cindy at www.cindydrozda.com or from Hunter Tool at huntertoolsystems.com/?s=drozda
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2 months ago

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Johnny W. TollySweet Banksia turning. I can see how the "baby swan tool" would work great on this form.2 months ago

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Brien, who lives in Wisconsin recently purchased the # 5 Badger Straight tool. The # 5 Badger Straight and Swan tools are two of the most popular tools sold. Brien's comments are:

"Thanks Mike. Love your tools. If I use steel I spend too much time sharpening. If I use carbide scrapers, I spend too much time sanding.

Yours are the perfect middle ground and are just fantastic to use."
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3 months ago

Mike from the Minneapolis area recently purchased the # 5 Badger Straight Tool and # 5 Badger Full Swan, reverse rotation. His comments / testimonial follows:

I tried the #5 badger tools this morning. Love them! I really love the Reverse Swan Neck. It is so great standing up straight and turning toward the back side of the lathe. It felt natural almost immediately. Next hollow form I do I'll use the straight #5 in reverse also. Let me know how I can do a testimonial for the reverse swan neck.
Because I'm an absolute novice with these I put a blue tape arrow to indicate the tool at 7:30. I could see it better a ways down the shaft.

To add a safety comment: When turning, it is always prudent to make sure the chuck grub screws tight. To prevent the chuck from unwinding, it is especially important to tighten the chuck grub screws when turning in reverse rotation.
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3 months ago

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This picture is from Philippe Cristofini, a noted Woodturner who lives on Hiva Ho Island in the South Pacific. He is using the Hunter # 2 Osprey turning pine slices with epoxy resin. He uses the tool with a push cut and to quote a second turner that agrees with Philippe "with the right speed, you get those beautiful long shavings with static that sticks to everything in the shop." ...

3 months ago

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