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My lathe journeys. #44: ... Using the Cole Jaws

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Blog entry by JoeinGa posted 03-27-2016 08:05 PM 1051 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 43: ... Plywood bowl Part 44 of My lathe journeys. series Part 45: ... couple more bowls. Maple & cedar. »

Here’s the first thing I’ve tried on my new Cole Jaws. It wasn’t quite centered so I had to move it a couple times till I got comfortable with it. This is a piece or cedar that I have.
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Jerry

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#1 posted 03-27-2016 08:17 PM

Joe, have you worked with cedar before? My experience with it is that it’s kind of crumbly. Be careful…

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#2 posted 03-27-2016 08:21 PM

Ditto what Jerry said. And mask/goggle up. My experience with cedar is those little splinters find places you didn’t know you had. Looks like a nice chunk of wood tho.

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 09:13 PM

I finally went and took your whole wood lathe course and really liked it.
I’d done a little turning in school so was able to stay with you for a while then you kept working and I started to really learn from your blog.
I love the idea of making my own tools and this would be almost as much fun as turning things.
Keep up the great work.
Bruce

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#4 posted 03-27-2016 09:49 PM

See that, Joe? You’re a mentor.

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#5 posted 03-28-2016 12:33 AM

Could this be the beginning of a piece of art? We’ll see.

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htl

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#6 posted 03-28-2016 01:37 AM

Mark you should have never said any thing I’ve found your blog and posts now.
Been busy building models but it’s time for a break and them bowls look like fun.
And Joe that’s one cool toy your playing with me thinks.

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#7 posted 03-28-2016 03:51 AM

All that end grain looks like a hard row to hoe.

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#8 posted 04-03-2016 10:56 PM

Thanks guys. Yes I’ve done several from cedar, you can see them in my blogs. Mostly I have been mixing the cedar with other woods as a “sandwich” before I turned them. I actually like working it. It IS sorta crumbly, but a light touch is the key to avoid those horrid tool catches.

I have 4 or 5 more similar to this that are all in various stages of work. I use a ROS on the bark and I like the way it comes out. Here’s one I did a while back…
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