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Project by jockmike2 posted 12-05-2007 06:08 PM 7208 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this/copied from an unremebered magazine. I’ve used it and it works quite well. I would highly recommend this jig to any turner who turns bowls large or small. It could even be adapted for something like a ball bat although I don’t see the reason for it. The one I made was out of MDF, one ply. The next one I make will be from laminating two sheets of 3/4 plywood as the mdf is a little floopy. Thereby needing to stengthten the bottom, possibly with a steel. The center wheels are made from inline roller scates and are fitted into U channel, and are adjustable. I think Mark Decou Made one off these plains you might ask him what he thinks of them. I never got much feedback on it. Howvever I came across a website this morning some of you turners may be familiar with and they are selling these now commercially. So it goes. The new can be purchased for 125.00 dollars

The email address for the new lathe turners helpers is at “Admin” <dennis@woodturningonline.com Sub. Woodturning Online December 2007 News Flash

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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GaryK

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#1 posted 12-05-2007 06:12 PM

Looks like it will work very well. Any particular reason for using 4 wheels instead of 3?

Gary

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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mot

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#2 posted 12-05-2007 06:21 PM

That looks like it does the trick. Thanks for the linkage.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 12-05-2007 06:56 PM

It’s just more stable Gary. Yea mot they are making them out of fiberglass I think they said. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 12-05-2007 07:22 PM

Hi Mike!

It looks like it should work fine. I remember this on one of your forum posts.

I showed you a picture of the one I made quite awhile ago. I used it when I made my Windsor chairs. I stops

chatter when turning longer pieces. I like the new Rollerblade wheels, They should run nice, & smooth. They didn’t

have Rollerblades when I made mine. One thing about the open front, you can set it right behind the area your working.

PS: I like your new picture.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 12-05-2007 07:28 PM

did you make it stiffer than I made mine. you should check out the new one made from glass. Pretty neat

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 12-05-2007 07:58 PM

One of these days I’ll take up turning, Mike. Until then, this looks like something the CIA might be using to extract information from suspected terrorists. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 12-05-2007 08:11 PM

By gosh I’ve never thought of that, maybe I can get my wrenches back from my son. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 12-05-2007 11:03 PM

Very clever Mike – looks like maybe your lathe is back in action or are you still dreaming of the day?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 12-06-2007 12:17 AM

You have a bit of a flair for inventions Mike. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 12-06-2007 08:31 AM

Looks great, I need to come up with something like that for my lathe.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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