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I was faced with making 62 tool handles for a project of making a set of carving gouges and chisels. The handles were to be of Purpleheart, a rather dense and brittle wood akin to Rosewood. (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/183218) I decided to build a duplicator for my Delta wood lathe using the article from ShopNotes magazine. I made it so I could turn short turnings like the carving handles but could add additional sections to the duplicator to turn longer turnings up to the full length of my lathe. The finished duplicator works well and speeds up the job considerably. I recommend this duplicator project to all of you wood turners.

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!





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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 09-21-2015 07:27 PM

Cool!!! What are you using for a cutter?

Maybe some detail photos would look really great.

Thanks for sharing.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 09-21-2015 07:53 PM

Very nice

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 09-21-2015 08:02 PM

Nice tool / jig to have, what issue of Shop Notes has the instructions?
Thanks

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Planeman40

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#4 posted 09-21-2015 08:31 PM

To answer the questions:

The cutting tool is a 3/8” square metal lathe high speed steel tool bit ground to a “V” shape with a rounded point. It is mounted to cut on the center line as a “scraper”. The tool is adjustable in or out to a limited degree. The “tracer” is a 1/8” piece of sheet aluminum shaped to the same profile as the cutter and it too is adjustable in or out. The duplicator plan is available for download here: http://www.shopnotes.com/plans/lathe-duplicator/

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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lew

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#5 posted 09-22-2015 02:57 PM

Cool!

I use something similar for my rolling pins but yours is much nicer!

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

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MrFid

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#6 posted 09-22-2015 05:24 PM

Very neat! Add it to the to-do list that I’ll finish someday… although it’s looking like I’m never gonna finish that list.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Planeman40

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#7 posted 09-23-2015 05:09 AM

Yeah MrFid, I still have that same to-do list problem and I have been woodworking for more than 60 years! : )

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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SteveGaskins

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#8 posted 09-27-2015 05:22 PM

Great idea.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#9 posted 06-16-2017 11:01 AM

Very nicely done

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Arif DALKIRAN

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#10 posted 03-07-2018 06:28 PM

handy jig

-- Arif Dalkıran, Marmara sea, Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkiye, https://arifdalkiran.com/

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