Large Hollow form tool
I have wanted to get a large hollow form tool since I saw one at the AAW convention in Richmond VA. I saw Steve Sinner turn with a tool much like the one I made. I created my own drawings from a sketch that I made at the convention and from memory. The next step was to find a welder and machinist to make it. After 3 months the first place I took the drawings had not produced anything. I ended up using a machinist my friend Chuck knows. The results were very good. I am planning on tweaking the design a little by adding ribs to the secondary tool rest, as well as ribs to the base plate of the banjo.