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Using Hook or Ring Tools

Question

What benefit if any is there in using hook or ring tools on the lathe?—Joe Barry

Answer

Ken Keoughan replies: Either the hook or ring tool slices the surface rather than scraping. Both are used primarily for the interior of hollow vessels. The resulting surface is much cleaner, doesn’t need sanding. However the Thompson Cutter does the same thing and is easier to control than either the hook or ring tool.

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