Anyone use the Freehand Kelton Hollower?

Anyone use the Freehand Kelton Hollower?

Post by JoanD'arcRoas » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 02:57:54



I'm not talking about the captured Rube-Goldberg system. This is just a
huge scraper shaft with a bolted on tip that fits in the same handle as
the bowl saver.

It's big and beefy, but when I mounted the toolpost in a 14" Jet lathe,
the yoke was about 1-1/2" above the center. [Yeah -- It was bottomed in
the banjo.]

That can't be right, can it? You wouldn't want to work with the handle
pointing skyward...

Is this thing just made for bigger lathes, or does the toolpost come in
different lengths? [Salesperson was utterly unclued.]

The toolshaft only seemed to have two positions in the yoke: 90 degrees
rotated [the scraper blade trailing or leading?]. In the clockwise
rotated position, it looked like a good catch might roll and lift it
out of the yoke. It seems like a sloppy fit anyway between the shaft
and yoke -- couldn't the "goalposts" have been closer together?

Why is the yoke extention six-sided? Do you set up the yoke in a
non-vertical position?

Any info and links appreciated!

luck,
-j

P.S. DAGS, but nothing yet.

 
 
 

Anyone use the Freehand Kelton Hollower?

Post by robo hipp » Fri, 06 Jan 2006 06:48:59


I don't know about the hollowing system, but the coring system does
have two different posts, Mine came with a short post, and it wouldn't
fit in my Powermatic, unless I wanted to cut below center. For
hollowing, you can be slightly above center, but you don't want to be
below center. It should be fairly easy to cut some off,
robo hippy

 
 
 

Anyone use the Freehand Kelton Hollower?

Post by mac davi » Tue, 10 Jan 2006 13:46:12




Check with Kelton... they're very good at answering emails and questions about
their stuff..

(I have a Jet 1442 and the coring support fits fine... but the 2 generic tool
rests that I've bought online at different places were both too long and had to
have about an inch cut off the post)

Quote:
>I'm not talking about the captured Rube-Goldberg system. This is just a
>huge scraper shaft with a bolted on tip that fits in the same handle as
>the bowl saver.

>It's big and beefy, but when I mounted the toolpost in a 14" Jet lathe,
>the yoke was about 1-1/2" above the center. [Yeah -- It was bottomed in
>the banjo.]

>That can't be right, can it? You wouldn't want to work with the handle
>pointing skyward...

>Is this thing just made for bigger lathes, or does the toolpost come in
>different lengths? [Salesperson was utterly unclued.]

>The toolshaft only seemed to have two positions in the yoke: 90 degrees
>rotated [the scraper blade trailing or leading?]. In the clockwise
>rotated position, it looked like a good catch might roll and lift it
>out of the yoke. It seems like a sloppy fit anyway between the shaft
>and yoke -- couldn't the "goalposts" have been closer together?

>Why is the yoke extention six-sided? Do you set up the yoke in a
>non-vertical position?

>Any info and links appreciated!

>luck,
>-j

>P.S. DAGS, but nothing yet.

mac

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