ONEWAY Termit

ONEWAY Termit

Post by J Hereman » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Who has already used the ONEWAY termit tool ? Is it worth getting that tool
for hollowing bols ?
Thanks for your advice.
Jean
 
 
 

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Post by Bob Pritcha » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Hi Jean,
      I got a Oneway termite a few months back. It has helped an awful
lot. It`s very aggresive but once you get use to it it`s
great and leaves a good cut on endgrain.
The only thing I don`t care for is it loads up on some woods making you
clear the ring often.I`t sharpens easily. Well worth the investment
                 Bob

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Flemin » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00


I have not used the Termite, but have used a similar tool - the Exocet.  I love
it.  The chipbreaker on top controls the depth of cut and prevents catches.  I
have sucessfully turned four cloded hollow forms and four tall vases with the
tool.  The standard tool comes with a straight shaft.  I have had no failures.
Two of the pieces included significant voids/cracks and the tool road through
them easily.

A *** is also available.  I have both, but have done more than 95% of all 8
pieces with the straight shank.  All eight turned pieces are 1/8" to 3/16"
thickness.  I occasionally used a medium Sorby hook tool to get into the corner
on the closed hollow forms, but not much.


Joe
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Quote:

> Who has already used the ONEWAY termit tool ? Is it worth getting that tool
> for hollowing bols ?
> Thanks for your advice.
> Jean

 
 
 

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Post by Thomas Trage » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00


I've used the Termite a bit, and found it a wonderful tool for
end-grain hollowing.

As you've pointed out, I'd be hesitant to use it on bowls as the tip,
IMO, just doesn't have the mass to deal with the surface area that
will be moving across the material.  I've got a friend who's used it
on bowls, claimed it worked pretty well, until he started breaking
tips as well.

End-grain hollowing/smaller work seems to be it's forte.



Quote:

>> Who has already used the ONEWAY termit tool ? Is it worth getting that tool
>> for hollowing bols ?

>I have used it during a class making end grain boxes.
>I'm a bit surprised you want to use it for a bowl.
>To me bowl means wide opening where you have plenty of room to use a
>gouge. It also means side grain, not end grain. A bowl gouge is a more
>appropriate tool for that.

>BTW, somebody else in the class found a way to do a major catch with
>the termite and ended up snapping the tip. I don't know how often that
>happens.

>bruno.

 
 
 

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Post by Thomas Trage » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00


The Exocet is a significantly different tool than a "ring tool," both
in it's construction and the dymanics of use.  I wouldn't call them
similar.



Quote:
>I have not used the Termite, but have used a similar tool - the Exocet.  I love
>it.  The chipbreaker on top controls the depth of cut and prevents catches.  I
>have sucessfully turned four cloded hollow forms and four tall vases with the
>tool.  The standard tool comes with a straight shaft.  I have had no failures.
>Two of the pieces included significant voids/cracks and the tool road through
>them easily.

>A *** is also available.  I have both, but have done more than 95% of all 8
>pieces with the straight shank.  All eight turned pieces are 1/8" to 3/16"
>thickness.  I occasionally used a medium Sorby hook tool to get into the corner
>on the closed hollow forms, but not much.


>Joe
>================================================

>> Who has already used the ONEWAY termit tool ? Is it worth getting that tool
>> for hollowing bols ?
>> Thanks for your advice.
>> Jean

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Pritcha » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Hi Bruno
    I can see how one could easily get a catch with a termite. I did the
first time I used it then decided to read the directions
            After that no more catches. Guess reading directions should
of been a priority:) It works fine on bowls but as you said there are
better tools for bowl turning. I use it primarily for end grain
hollowing.        Bob
 
 
 

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Post by Fred Holde » Wed, 19 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Hello Jean,

The OneWay Termite is an endgrain hollowing tool and for that purpose does an
excellent job. I've had one for a couple of years and find it excellent for
hollowing boxes, goblets, etc. where ever one has to cut endgrain. I'm not sure
exactly how deep you can hollow with it, I've never hollowed any thing deeper
than about 6 inches and it was getting to be a long overhang at that point.

Trying to use is to hollow regular bowls which are mounted with the grain
perpendicular to the axis of rotation would give you some problems using the
Termite. It can cut that type of orientation because it is really just a gouge
installed on the handle at a different angle. However, I managed to get some
super catches using it that way. A bowl gouge is much better for this
orientation of the grain.

Several others have told you what a great tool it is and they are right if you
are hollowing endgrain boxes, containers, etc. If your bowls are spindle
oriented with the grain parallel to the axis of rotation, it will work wonders
in hollowing the inside.

Fred Holder
<http://www.fholder.com/>


Quote:

>Who has already used the ONEWAY termit tool ? Is it worth getting that tool
>for hollowing bols ?
>Thanks for your advice.
>Jean

Fred Holder
<http://www.fholder.com/>
 
 
 

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Post by wudt.. » Thu, 20 Apr 2000 04:00:00




Quote:
> Hello Jean,

> The OneWay Termite is an endgrain hollowing tool and for that purpose
does an
> excellent job. I've had one for a couple of years and find it
excellent for
> hollowing boxes, goblets, etc. where ever one has to cut endgrain.
I'm not sure
> exactly how deep you can hollow with it, I've never hollowed any
thing deeper
> than about 6 inches and it was getting to be a long overhang at that
point.
> Jean,

I agree with Fred the termite is an excellent end grain tool.  I use
mine for lidded boxes and it works great.  But I would not normally use
it as a bowl gouge unless for some reason I wanted to turn a shallow
end grain bowl.
Gary

Quote:
> Trying to use is to hollow regular bowls which are mounted with the
grain
> perpendicular to the axis of rotation would give you some problems
using the
> Termite. It can cut that type of orientation because it is really
just a gouge
> installed on the handle at a different angle. However, I managed to
get some
> super catches using it that way. A bowl gouge is much better for this
> orientation of the grain.

> Several others have told you what a great tool it is and they are
right if you
> are hollowing endgrain boxes, containers, etc. If your bowls are
spindle
> oriented with the grain parallel to the axis of rotation, it will
work wonders
> in hollowing the inside.

> Fred Holder
> <http://www.fholder.com/>


> >Who has already used the ONEWAY termit tool ? Is it worth getting
that tool
> >for hollowing bols ?
> >Thanks for your advice.
> >Jean

> Fred Holder
> <http://www.fholder.com/>

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Post by Doug & Pat Blac » Thu, 20 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Jean:  I have used the Oneway Termite for the past several years.  It works
very well end grain.  When I make my Christmas bells it is a real time
saver.  It comes with two tips, small  and medium.  There is a large tip
available as an accessory

Doug

 
 
 

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Post by Darrell Feltmat » Fri, 21 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Jean
Bonjour et bienvenue au monde du tourner du bois. before you invest the
cash for a ring tool like the Termite, why not make a hook tool and see
if you like using such a tool. All a ring tool is is an enclosed hook
tool. There are directions for making a hook tool on Fred Holder's home
page. I wrote them a while ago. They are simple to follow in a typical
home shop and you can make a hook tool for a couple of dollars. Bon
chance.

God bless and safe turning
Darrell Feltmate

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Post by Larry Meil » Fri, 21 Apr 2000 04:00:00


And Fred's homepage URL is...?

Larry

Quote:

> Jean
> Bonjour et bienvenue au monde du tourner du bois. before you invest the
> cash for a ring tool like the Termite, why not make a hook tool and see
> if you like using such a tool. All a ring tool is is an enclosed hook
> tool. There are directions for making a hook tool on Fred Holder's home
> page.

//snip//
 
 
 

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Post by seven.. » Fri, 21 Apr 2000 04:00:00




Quote:
> And Fred's homepage URL is...?

> Larry

> > Jean
> > Bonjour et bienvenue au monde du tourner du bois. before you invest
the
> > cash for a ring tool like the Termite, why not make a hook tool and
see
> > if you like using such a tool. All a ring tool is is an enclosed
hook
> > tool. There are directions for making a hook tool on Fred Holder's
home
> > page.
> //snip//
> Have been using One Way's Termite since they first came on the

market.Excellent tool.Find it is more user friendly than the average
hook tool(Stewarts).If one finds the tool too aggressive,shorten the
angle.The more aggressive the more chance of a catch.Murray

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Post by Darrell Feltmat » Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Larry

Oops! Sorry about that. Fred's home page is www.fholder.com

God bless and safe turning
Darrell Feltmate

 
 
 

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Post by James R. Johnso » Tue, 02 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>BTW, somebody else in the class found a way to do a major catch with
>the termite and ended up snapping the tip. I don't know how often that
>happens.

>bruno.

Easy!  Just use it on plankwise blanks.  Guaranteed to grab and break.
Fortunately, they usually just break the tips, not your arm!

James