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Carl’s TV Hollowing Rig

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "TV Hollowing" demo. Carl uses a Trent Bosch Hollowing Stabilizer rig with a Rolly Munro cutter head.

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Click here for the demo handout PDF.

I am not very happy with this handout. I need to make a better one.
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Better Bolt for Munro Hollower II

Meta Description: Carl recommends a Low Head Socket Head Cap Screw from McMaster. It works better than the cap screw shipped with Munro Hollower II.

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If you have a Munro Hollower II then you probably have discovered that the Button Head Cap Screws (bolts) on the bottom are not the greatest. The allen head wrench hole in the heads strips out easily because the hole is to shallow.
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Munro Hollower Demo

Meta Description: Link to Carl's PDF handout for his "Munro Hollower" demo. The Munro Hollower2 is a great tool for making vases and hollow forms. Tips and tricks that will allow you to hit the ground running.

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Click here for the PDF demo handout.

The Munro Hollower2 is a great tool for making vases and hollow forms.

This demo shows how I hollow a bowl and vase with the Munro Hollower 2. I cover lots of tips and tricks that will allow you to hit the ground running and quickly learn to love the Munro Hollower 2.

I start by hollowing a bowl with a deeply under cut rim. This allows me to show how the hollower cuts on the outside of a bowl where you can see it. Then I go inside the bowl and under cut the rim with the hollower. If time permits, I then hollow the inside of a big mouth vase.

Updated 9/4/2020: I will still do this demo however for your club or symposium. However, I personally have moved on beyond the Munro Hollower.

I now do most of my hollowing with a Trent Bosch “3/4″ Hollowing Tool Stabilizer” with a Bosch “3/4″ Carbide Straight Hollowing Tool” and a “Trent Bosch Visualizer” TV rig. I really love my Munro Hollower. However, the Bosch hollowing tool at $90 is a LOT CHEAPER than a Munro Hollower2 at $370. Thus, the Bosch hollowing tool is a better option for most people.


I also have a newer “Carl’s TV Hollowing Rig” blog entry. Click here for that blog entry.

Munro Carbide Cutter

Meta Description: Carl's recommends using low cost carbide cutters from "Az Carbide". Carbide cutters are a great investment because they speed up your learning process.

Photo: $12 Carbide Cutter for Munro Hollower II $12 Carbide Cutter for Munro Hollower II

A replacement Carbide Cutter for the Munro Hollower II is $20+ from numerous commercial retailers.

The "12mm Round Shear Insert Fits 4 Tool RD12S" from Az Carbide is the same product for only $12.

I have several of them from Az Carbide and they work fine! Continue reading Munro Carbide Cutter