Rosette cuters, any good?


I was wondering if anyone in the group has used a rosette cutter or the one that has several cutter heads that that lock into the head. They look like a good idea, but are they good. They say you need a heavy drill press to use them. thanks for any info or advice.
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Go slow (Feedrate & RPM)... they are surprisingly dangerous. Rosettes are also cheap to buy.
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On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:36:31 -0400, "Camoman"

They work. And work faster than making them on a lathe, although with a lathe you can make any design you wish. Unless the rosette cutter is small, a heavy-duty drill press works best.
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On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:36:31 -0400, "Camoman"

You need something like a milling machine (the low speeds help too) or else a very substantial drillpress with a machine vice clamped to it.
In a good setup, they're an effective way to make decent quality rosettes quickly. If it's slightly dodgy though, they'll pick the wood up and throw it t you.
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