Making Tool Post for wood turning.

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Blog entry by Mujo posted 03-11-2009 12:30 PM 9160 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone.
I’m Jig Jiglar! I’m not mental adviser. I had to making many Jigs for woodwork.
How I learned to stop worrying and love the Jig
It is the strange love for the Jig.


This picture show parts of woodturning tool post.
Usualy this part is included in woodlathe kit.
But it isn’t included in my metal lathe kit.
So I decide to make wood turnnning tool post for my metal lathe.


This is a mock-up model made by wood. I can know about size for fitting.


Install the tool post mock-up.


I feel it is nealy good size.

From this mock-up, I get just size and feedback to my plan.
I make this too lpost by metal.

-- Mujo , Tokyo JAPAN ,

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 03:16 PM

My first thought was you might be “Scoshie BAKA”, but then could see that this is only a mock-up.
The picture of using a wooden structure as a tool rest saw a disaster! Just make whole item of HEAVY metal.

-- Imagination is more important than Knowledge

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#2 posted 03-11-2009 04:37 PM

That idea sure beats my pencil drawing on the back of a dirty paper McDonalds’ napkin!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 03-11-2009 05:07 PM

Actually, Billy, wood makes a fine tool rest for a lathe. I will agree that this design would be a disaster waiting to happen. A well supported piece of wood works great a tool rest. I use it all the time.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 12:16 AM

Thank you for reading my blog.

Sorry, “mock-up mokel” is Japanesque word ? I did’t know.
This tool post pictures is “mock-up” model.(scaling test model)

Mock-up is usuary made by cray,wood, paper,plastic….,and mock-up model is not use as real work.
To know size,proportion,feel to use,I often make mock-up.
This toolpost finaly made by heavy steel. I think it isn’t danger to use.

ごめんなさい、「モックアップ」というのは、和製英語かしら? 知りませんでした。

そんなに危険じゃないでしょ? (^^)v

-- Mujo , Tokyo JAPAN ,

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 01:30 PM


-- Mujo , Tokyo JAPAN ,

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