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Project by TheDane posted 01-23-2012 01:19 AM 1734 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last fall, I attended a woodturning symposium where one of the demonstrators was turning eggs and spheres.

Just had to try it!

I made a chuck out of some PVC and a couple of clamps (see: http://www.detroitareawoodturners.org/EGG%20CHUCK.pdf ), and mounted a cutoff from a table leg (red oak) between centers. Using a real hen’s egg from the kitchen fridge, I made a ‘template’ similar to the one Bon Anderson made in this article: http://www.cicaaw.org/sites/default/files/newsletters/CICAAW%20APR%202011.pdf .

I sanded and finished it on the lathe using O.B.’s Shine Juice (thanks to Eddie Castelin!).

This egg is a little smaller than the template … I got a catch so I had to take off more material to fix the oops.

—Gerry

Edit: New link for Detroit Are Woodturners Egg Chuck: http://www.detroitareawoodturners.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/EGG_CHUCK.312141537.pdf

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 01:25 AM

Gerry, you are a man after my own heart- I too make gages to turn eggs. I measured about 100 eggs to get an average and then made a gage to fit the egg while one end was still attached on the chuck side. I have made only 2 so far but they are nice to show in egg cups….........Jim

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

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 01:43 AM

LOL I get it Gerry,Nice trick,the egg looks super.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 01:52 AM

Slick trick!

... going for an even dozen? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TheDane

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 02:14 AM

Joe—Maybe! These are fun, and they really don’t take long to do … unless you screwup and get a catch. It actually took longer to repair the damage from the catch than it did to tune the egg.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 10:08 PM

Wooden eggs, huh?

That’s a clever way to do that.

Now where can I get some wooden bacon?

Lee

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TheDane

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 11:38 PM

Lee—Hmmm … hickory shavings and some light walnut stain might do the trick. Who’s cooking?

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 01-24-2012 04:07 PM

Thanks for the smile! I’ll give this a try!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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lew

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#8 posted 01-24-2012 04:38 PM

Cool!

Thanks for the link for the chuck!

Lew

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#9 posted 02-05-2012 08:25 AM

Eggstremely cool project!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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