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Multi-Axis Turning #2: I Tried Again

10-06-2018 08:38 AM by Mark Wilson | 7 comments »

I tried it again. I thought I was doing much better this time. In point of fact, an important thing I learned from yesterday was that the wood I’m using is pretty fragile at the points where the spur- and live-center make contact, being all angular and whatnot – the centers are placing pressure through the cylindrical piece like an earthquake fault shearing across its opposing face. Knowing this going in, I took measures to prevent the two faces of the fault from slipping entirely past one another. That is, after I rounded the blank and cut the depth tenons, and after I located the three points for the off-axis mounting, I soaked the areas around those points with thin CA glue...

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