|Project by Bill Akins||posted 06-08-2009 04:17 PM||8205 views||46 times favorited||14 comments|
I had been wanting a set of Cole Jaws for my lathe to hold a bowl while removing the tenon on the bottom. I ran across this plan http://www.aroundthewoods.com/jaws.shtml and decided to give it a try. Pretty easy to make and also cheap. The plans called for making tapered dowels for the hold downs but a friend suggested rubber testtube stoppers. I ordered them from http://www.widgetco.com/. A peice of scrap plywood and some screws/washers was all I needed. (Of course a lathe and bowl chuck)
After assembly, I tried it out on several bowls and the jig worked liked a charm
-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.