Oland Tool: for Robo Hippy

RH
This might help explain what happens with the Oland tool. My apologies for
the page, I need to rewrite a lot of the early ones.
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God bless and safe turning
Darrell Feltmate
Truro, NS, Canada
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Darrell Feltmate
I need to see one in person. It looks like a scraper of sorts, and is applied at a scraping angle rather than at a shear angle. I really don't need another few tools, but then sometimes need has nothing to do with it. Curiosity is everything.
p.s. actually, I am more like Fessig rather than ROUS's robo hippy
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robo hippy
Try it Reed, You'll like it... *g*
I just made one for my brother and I think my total cost was $5...
I used a 5/8" bolt about 14" long....
Cut off the head and drilled a 3/8" (I think, maybe a bit smaller) in the cut end about 1 1/2" deep... Drilled another hole in the side and taped it for a set screw to hold the bit in...
Turned a handle and drilled and threaded it to fit the threads on the bolt and screwed it in with a little epoxy on the threads...
Stuck a 2 1/2 x 1/4 x 1/4" HSS blank in and let him put his choice of edge on it..
the bolt and set screw were about $2... the HSS blanks are like 5 for $8 or $9 at Harbor Fright..
What I really like about this system is that though I do have a couple of tips ground to 45 degrees like Darrell suggests, I keep a separate tool handy and grind it to whatever shape I need at the time... the blanks are inexpensive and hold an edge well.. Mac
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mac davis
And if you hit a nail in a "yard tree" while roughing it doesn't even blink. Just shaves that sucker down like it was wood. I shudder to think of doing that with my bowl gouge.
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Gerald Ross
Ground to 45 degrees? Like a scraper, 45 back from the top edge? Ground 45 diagonally? I just can't tell from the movies and pictures. robo hippy > > > >>I need to see one in person. It looks like a scraper of sorts, and is > >>applied at a scraping angle rather than at a shear angle. I really > >>don't need another few tools, but then sometimes need has nothing to do > >>with it. Curiosity is everything. > >> > >>p.s. actually, I am more like Fessig rather than ROUS's > >>robo hippy > > > > Try it Reed, You'll like it... *g* > > > > > > I just made one for my brother and I think my total cost was $5... > > > > I used a 5/8" bolt about 14" long.... > > > > Cut off the head and drilled a 3/8" (I think, maybe a bit smaller) in the cut > > end about 1 1/2" deep... > > Drilled another hole in the side and taped it for a set screw to hold the bit > > in... > > > > Turned a handle and drilled and threaded it to fit the threads on the bolt and > > screwed it in with a little epoxy on the threads... > > > > Stuck a 2 1/2 x 1/4 x 1/4" HSS blank in and let him put his choice of edge on > > it.. > > > > the bolt and set screw were about $2... > > the HSS blanks are like 5 for $8 or $9 at Harbor Fright.. > > > > What I really like about this system is that though I do have a couple of tips > > ground to 45 degrees like Darrell suggests, I keep a separate tool handy and > > grind it to whatever shape I need at the time... the blanks are inexpensive and > > hold an edge well.. > > Mac > > > > And if you hit a nail in a "yard tree" while roughing it doesn't even > blink. Just shaves that sucker down like it was wood. I shudder to think > of doing that with my bowl gouge. > > > -- > Gerald Ross > Cochran, GA > > A penny saved is a penny. > > > > > >
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robo hippy
Darrell, I tried to see the videos but no luck. Tried changing my Windows Media Player options, still no luck. Any help? And I couldn't make out the details of the hooks. This seems like something basic I should have known more about. Maybe I just can't recall stuff as I age.
TomNie
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Tom Nie
RH If you are getting shavings like that from a scraper, I am impressed :-) Grind the tip straight across and then slightly round it. Lookin at it from the side it is ground back from the top at 45* Ride the bevel and cut. Watch the videos and see the tool ride the bevel, handle down at the hip. For under ten bucks, it's worth trying. I have an even more simple method of making one that I will get on the net in a week or so. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS, Canada
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Darrell Feltmate
Tom You got me. Try right clicking on them and downloading, then playing them with Windows Media Player. They work fine for me in version 9. If that does not work I can e-mail them to you. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS, Canada
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Darrell Feltmate
Hey Darrell, I am very new to turning and have only been lurking on this group for less than one week. Thanks for putting up a link to your website. I was not looking for the tool you presented but was very impressed with the rectangular cherry bowl. That is a nice piece of work. I never gave any thought to mixing round and rectangular shapes in a turned project but I thank you for the inspiration.
Marc
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marc rosen
Marc I am glad you found the site. I am not sure who started making those square bowls but I know I was not the first by a hundred years of so. As a newcomer to turning, here is free advice and worth every penny. Make the grinding jig if you do not have one already. It will make your turning life far more enjoyable unless you are a master sharpener. I hope to have the sharpening page redone in a week or so (famous last words) but the design has not changed enough to matter. It works a charm and sharp tools make all the difference in ejoying the turn. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS, Canada
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Darrell Feltmate
Darrell, Thanks for getting back. Couldn't use WMP with an AVI but still managed to see them. OK, back to my being dense. It appears to be a V-shaped cutter. True? If so, what's the big deal versus any bit in a holder? TomNie
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Tom Nie
I'll jump in here.. my answer is probably different than Derrells..
IMO, all the Oland tool IS just a bit holder... what you do with the bit as far as grind, size, etc. is up to you..
Derrell uses pretty much the same grind as Oland did, I use whatever works on what I'm turning...
Hope that helped, or at least didn't add to the confusion.. *g*
Spend some time here, Tom.. interesting lady and great site:
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Mac
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mac davis
I doubt that Oland was the first woodturner to insert a bit into a steel rod to make a turning tool, but 'Oland Tool' describes the tool as well as any other name and 'smells just as sweet'.
Darrell prefers the name and to his credit he has popularized this cheap and effective tool, in particular that it can be a cutting tool as well as a scraper.
Wow! Olands are more famous than I knew. Nice site, but for most of their prices I wondered if the decimal was mstakenly moved over to the right a place or two or three. I reckon it's what the traffic will bear. I thought Jupiter Island Fl was up scale, but that spendy traffic isn't on the streets in this area. :)
Turn to Safety, Arch Fortiter
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Tom, Since it is now clear, I refuse to add to the confusion. I am good at that :-) Is that not a great site?
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I link to it several times from my site. WhenI was trying the Oland tool for the first Lissie was great in giving me a few tips. The way she cores a bowl with a chain saw still scares me haf to death though. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS, Canada
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Darrell Feltmate
The next time I'm in the John C. Campbell area I'll try to visit. They're probably 3 hours away. TomNie
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Tom Nie
Hi Kevin
When you go to Darrell's site you got to act like a kid in a candy store, you got to grab, poke, and look under and over everything. :-))
Yes he has several videos, just short ones, but helpful and fun to see.
Have fun and take care Leo Van Der Loo
> > Tom > > You got me. Try right clicking on them and downloading, then playing them > > with Windows Media Player. They work fine for me in version 9. If that does > > not work I can e-mail them to you. ______ > > What videos? I didn't see any links to videos. Am I losing it? > > ...Kevin > -- > Kevin Miller >
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l.vanderloo
Kevin Try here.
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Let me know how the page comes up. I seem to be having a bit of trouble accessing the CSS files form other than the home page first. ______ God bless and safe turning Darrell Feltmate Truro, NS, Canada
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