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Fully Off Axis Stem Goblet (work in progress)

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Blog entry by TannerTurnings posted 10-20-2014 08:06 PM 1339 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little idea I had last night, & decided to work out a way I could do it. It’s a Fully Off Axis Stemmed Goblet, where the whole of the stem is a half inch (13mm) off set from the cup & the base. To do this, I roughed to round, formed the cup, hollowed out (leaving the walls rather thicker than usual) & finished the inside & outside of the cup. (I should have also finished the shoulder of the stem section too…I’ll know for next time!) I then made a jam block that has a tennon that fits inside the cup, and the shoulder of this block is also coved out to fit the curve of the lip of the cup. I then made a hole, half an inch from the center of this block, to take the point of my live center. I then put a glue block in the chuck & lined up the whole piece between the glue block & the live center, in the off center axis position, and marked the face of the glue block to define where I needed the hot glue. I applied plenty of glue to the glue block and stuck the work piece to it, using the tailstock to support & apply a little pressure. Then added a bead of glue to the outer edge, just to make sure it was stuck in place properly, and, with the lathe set at its slowest speed, turned the stem section to round. Then it’s a case of shaping the stem as you wish, sand, seal, and finish…..I just didn’t have enough time to do the sanding etc today, but hope to finish this tomorrow.

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 11:03 PM

Neat idea!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BobWemm

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#2 posted 10-21-2014 12:39 AM

I like that Keith, one of my first turnings was an off centre but only one end. Never tried this way so it goes on the list.
Thanks for the idea.
Isn’t it fun to do different stuff.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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TannerTurnings

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#3 posted 10-21-2014 12:53 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, Jim & Bob. It’s my very first off center piece (though have played about with the idea once before, only off center at one end, just to see what shapes you can create) and it all seems to be working out nicely so far. It started as a “I wonder if I could” sort of idea, that I then just had to try out. You can’t just have these ideas and not try them, so I worked out this method of doing it.

I can’t say I’ve ever seen one done quite like this before, so, as this method appears to work, I thought I’d share it with everyone here. :-)

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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TannerTurnings

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#4 posted 10-22-2014 03:17 PM

The “finished prototype” is now available to view in my Projects Gallery.

There’s room for improvement with this, and indeed making this prototype has made me re-think the process involved in making this project. I have worked out my next step, and it will be the next thing I turn.

If you like this idea….watch this space!, I’ll post details of progress soon.

Keith.

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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TannerTurnings

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#5 posted 10-24-2014 03:40 PM

I have had a lathe breakdown….the N.V.R. (No Volt Release) switch, or Magnetic Switch, has failed. I have found a local Power Tools Repair Specialist who is fitting a new one for me, but I will be without my lathe until about Tuesday 28th Oct. I guess this will give me time to fit my new workshop lighting though, so not ALL bad! ;-)

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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