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paul johnson 207/08/2011 18:49:09
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Had a go at eccentric this week and got to say it was very nerve racking had trouble seeing what was going on, but got to grips with it in the end the one on the left was my first attempt the middle one was my second and the one one the right was my third.


BillW08/08/2011 15:11:04
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Superb, very well done Paul.
Your featured one looks like shells (clams), very good choice of wood.
Although not so much using wood I know what you mean about being a bit scary not knowing where the furthest out surface is, this is defiantly working by "touch".
 
Did you use an eccentric turning device or multiple centres.
 
Bill.
paul johnson 208/08/2011 20:49:12
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Hi Bill, thanks for the reply and comments I didnt use any devices or multiple centres.
As you say about working by touch and a very slow job for me it was anyway.
 
Paul.
Simon Reeves09/08/2011 12:40:13
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Excellent stuff Paul, not something I've tried yet, although I have had a fairly oval lump of spalted beech (26" x 5") whizzing round, whist was also pretty nerve racking!
 
Keep it up.
 
Simon
BillW09/08/2011 13:10:26
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Hi Paul.
I meant the original centre through the axis of the wood you must surely have had to make off-centre centres if you see what I mean.
 
Bill.
paul johnson 209/08/2011 20:33:50
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Ahh Bill got what you mean now sorry, i used a chuck and off-centred it oppisite on the jaw's if that makes sense.
BillW09/08/2011 21:23:06
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Oh clever, wasn't thinking on those lines.
I was thinking extra centres in the wood.
How about combining the two, offset the centre in the chuck and have extra centres in the tail stock end of the wood, if your into adrenalin kicks that is.
 
Bill
paul johnson 210/08/2011 19:35:11
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Hi Bill, i think i will stick to what i know for a while but its food for thought.
 
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Derek Lane10/08/2011 21:16:32
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Don't know how I missed your post Paul.
Looks like you got a good result. Just remember to keep an eye on the ghosting by putting a piece of black card behind the piece you are turning it will help to show it up better and not guessing where the bits are.
paul johnson 211/08/2011 17:02:09
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Thanks Derek, I will give the black card a go as you say will take all the guess work away.
 
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