4 Poster Cannonball Bed #1: turning using Vega copier on General lathe

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Blog entry by BryanatWoodstock posted 466 days ago 1381 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This queen size bed in oak is for my son and D.I.L.. I picked up 6/4 and 8/4 oak for the bed. Bed posts are laminated up and planed to 5&1/2” square.

I’m using a Vega copier to ruff turn the parts. Finish turning with hand chisels. A paper pattern I drew is glued to 1/4 ply scraps for template use.

The blanket roll is 2 pieces, one longer so a pin is turned to be glued to hole drilled in the other.

Turning 18 pounds of oak, bottom post section. I nick the corners with a chisel to stop chipping at the transition of square to round.

ruff turnings done

With the ruff turnings done, I remove the copier and start the final turning and sanding.
The cannonball tops, are parted off with one end held in a chuck, then sanded.

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#1 posted 465 days ago

Hey Bry,
Awesome job as always. Love the tutorial. It’s gonna be a wonderful bed.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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