Lathe - router duplicator

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Project by majuvla posted 05-15-2018 04:49 PM 2280 views 5 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought new lathe and on the way as I’m practicing turning skill, I’m making some lathe jigs and accessories.
Among first jig projects was lathe-router duplicator, I made of various chipboard, playwood, firwood and MDF vastes.
Also, I used lot of metal hardware for moving parts and rollers. I’m pretty pleased with final result, although it requires some little changes, improvements and fine tunnings. I made two types of template holds : one for turned template and another for board template cut on bandsaw. On the second , I still have to find the way to fix it on place.

On last photo and You Tube video there is a change I made to a first version of this project. I replaced wheels rolling part with two axles and bearings. It’s due to lot of chips produced which unable undercarriage to roll smootly.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 05-15-2018 05:44 PM

počelo je,ha?
umjesto da se primiš ´´marice´´ti tokariš,hehehe
ovo je malo skuplja droga,ali jbg…
moram to vidjeti u akciji
pozzz i pazi prste

-- bambi

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 06:07 PM

You ARE the jig MASTER ! Nice Ivan

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#3 posted 05-15-2018 08:27 PM

Real nice jigs, Ivan! I have a tracing duplicator with my old Craftsman lathe and have never used it. Now I might give it a try.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 05-15-2018 09:22 PM

Congrats on that new lathe Ivan! Looks like your jigs are working out nicely .

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-15-2018 10:21 PM

Good going on the new lathe and your CUSTOMIZATION! Thar is what makes tools usable.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 05-15-2018 10:57 PM

Man! That’s really cool, you are so ingenious!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#7 posted 05-15-2018 11:11 PM

Nice lathe Ivan…those jigs look like a lot of engineering!

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#8 posted 05-15-2018 11:29 PM

Hmmm I have never considered this. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 05-16-2018 12:03 AM

Cool, wish I had a reason to build one.

-- Rick M,

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#10 posted 05-16-2018 12:25 AM

very nice Ivan ….GRATZ ON NEW TOY …… GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 05-16-2018 01:03 AM

Nice work on the duplicator. You will have them both running great together. I will wait for your first project.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 05-16-2018 01:13 AM

Very nice jig. The metal brackets are very nice.

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#13 posted 05-16-2018 01:24 AM

Nice duplicator. A nice design.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 05-16-2018 02:08 AM

Very nicely done! Can’t wait to see all your new projects! It’s a long bed – How many inches?

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#15 posted 05-16-2018 03:41 AM

very nice and well thought out set up.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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