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Project by Brinth posted 11-26-2015 06:10 PM 991 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am new at Wood turning but it went fine.

My Lathe is just very bad and does not have a mount for bowls. So that is also turned on the lathe but it works fine if i remember to use the pinol.

The Mount Works like this:
When i am turning the first part i am using screws to mount the Wood.
When i am turning the last part the bowl and Mount is glued together with a piece of paper between. When i am finish i can split the paper and dont destroy the Mount or the bowl.

-- Brinth, Denmark - "nothing is impossible and everything goes; if you have the will (and the time) to do it"

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 04:39 AM

Hi Brinth, that looks very dangerous to me. The clamp on the shaft will be a blur and could cut you. You may have the bowl fly off if that set up doesn’t hold. If you can get a face plate it would be much better. They are not expensive. When you get better at sharpening your tools and have more practice cutting you will have chips and strings of wood on the floor instead of sawdust. Good luck and please be careful.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 01:26 AM

I have to start some where.

It is actually a setup i have found i different books and magasines about turning. But i will never try to use it without the pinol.
I have used it for some different Projects the last 2 years without it was faling of. I have also testet it with big logs there was not round. (and the machine jumps). But the Mount worked for that.

I have tryed to find a face plate i can Mount on that machine. But until now i have not found any there can fit on the machine.
I am thinking about to find a different machine but i dont use it so mutch except for a sanding jig with the standart Mount.

-- Brinth, Denmark - "nothing is impossible and everything goes; if you have the will (and the time) to do it"

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 11-29-2015 02:12 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-29-2015 04:34 AM

Brinth, if you do get a new lathe some models are being made so you can sit down while you are turning. Keep posting projects, I’ll be looking forward to seeing them.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 11-29-2015 05:36 PM

Nice looking bowl. I am sure that whomever receives it will be quite happy.

I admire your resourcefulness.

Just a couple of suggestions, though. If you turn the clamp around so it rotates the opposite way, then when it spins the extra part will not dig in if it hits anything. Also, you can put tape over it while using to hold it down to keep it from hurting you.

You are wise to use the tailpiece whenever possible. I use mine whenever I can, even though I might be able to hold it by a faceplate or chuck alone. Not only is it safer, but it helps make a cleaner cut by minimizing vibration.

-- Barry,

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#6 posted 11-29-2015 10:07 PM

That’s nicely done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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