|Ron Davis||07/10/2009 20:13:49|
1619 forum posts
Some really good stuff here Vaugn, I will definitely copy the bowl jaws.
How did you make the carbide tips? they look to be really usefull.
92 forum posts
the carbide tips are store bought. i just cut a length of square bar, and tapped a thread into it to hold the tip tight. the nice thing about the tips is you can rotate them, and use all the sides before it is truly blunt. i've had the one in the photo for a year, and it's not blunt yet.
the bowl jaw was really easy to make. i cut it to fit the maximum swing on my lathe, and cut six grooves with the router. i made some indents just to help with centering the bowls. the hold downs are 1/4 inch by 2 inch bolts with butterfly nuts, and small doorstops. it works really well, but watch the knuckles!
|7631 forum posts|
This is something I may be able to make. Its simple and all the parts can be found in my shed......somewhere.
|Alan T.||08/10/2009 08:51:42|
|1033 forum posts|
Like the cole type chuck, much better than mine which just uses woodscrews. Not too sure about the gouge though, looks like it would take an awful lot of sanding to finish the bowl off if that if that is the surface using the tool produces. Cheers Alan T.
Edited By Alan T. on 08/10/2009 08:52:23
92 forum posts
Hi Marc and Alan
The surface produced is much better than this. the picture was taken while roughing, and i was using it very aggresively. also, the wood, bluegum/eucalyptus was rock hard. i couldn't get shavings with any of my gouges, only dust. that said, it does work alot better on wet wood. i also use a round cutter, which seems to leave a smoother edge. the makers of the "original" market theirs as a "serious wood removal" tool.
|George Arnold||08/10/2009 19:34:29|
1834 forum posts
I had a close up look at your pictures and must agree with the others ref the finish of the tool, like the bowl chuck for reverse turning, I have a set of cole jaws I got when I purchased another lathe, but have yet to use them.
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