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Went to an estate sale yesterday. The gentlemen who lived there had a rose engine for sale and some of his artwork was also for sale. Thought you would like to see these very cool projects. Bob
-- Bob A in NJ
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#1 posted 03-17-2013 01:01 PM
Saw one of those in operation on a Capt Eddie video. Neat what you can do. He has plans for a DIY for his.
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#2 posted 03-17-2013 02:01 PM
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
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#3 posted 03-17-2013 02:43 PM
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#4 posted 03-17-2013 02:49 PM
OMG! You just made my day…I had no idea that such a turning jig existed. Just spent about an hour researching rose engines. Found some great resources online. I’m off!!!! Thanks for this post.
-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com
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#5 posted 03-17-2013 02:51 PM
Very cool work.
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#6 posted 03-17-2013 03:17 PM
Never heard of a rose engine, very cool tool!!!
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#7 posted 03-17-2013 03:37 PM
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#8 posted 03-17-2013 04:04 PM
So did you buy it Bob?
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia firstname.lastname@example.org †
#9 posted 03-17-2013 04:18 PM
Hi karson. No, didn’t buy the lathe, just these few examples. The man had a really full shop of woodworking and metal lathe. This type if turning is beyond me but I sure appreciate seeing the equipment and projects.
#10 posted 03-17-2013 04:38 PM
Do you remember what it sold for?
Are you going to try and get the NJ LumberJocks to your place this year. You didn’t make it last year.
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#11 posted 03-17-2013 06:53 PM
Makes my poor little turnings really look pathetic. Thanks for sharing this.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#12 posted 03-17-2013 07:21 PM
I’ve never heard of this type of lathe, but it’s interesting, so I looked it up. For anyone else a bit clueless, here’s a def. from teaktocks.com:
A Rose Engine is a type of ornamental lathe. The workpiece is mounted on a spindle, as on a regular lathe. The spindle housing is designed to rock side to side while the workpiece is slowly revolving. (On some machines it can also rock backward and forward!).
I found a site with some interesting, if complex looking, plans for a small one: http://ornamentalroseengine.com/download/index.htm
Here’s a plan for a simpler-looking one made of MDF: http://www.spswoodturners.org/build-your-own-rose-engine
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#13 posted 03-17-2013 10:39 PM
Man are those intricate!!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX
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#14 posted 03-17-2013 10:59 PM
I’d (almost) sell my first born (If I had any) for a commercial rose engine.
It would be a nice transition between a manual lathe such as my Oneway 2436 and a 5 axis CNC which I was trained on.
The AAW yearly conference has a SIG (special interest group), typically the first night of the conference every year, and at least one demo rotation scheduled in the program during the day where they show off their work and pictures of their machines. Always very impressive.
-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".
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#15 posted 03-18-2013 01:00 AM
Thanks for inviting me, Bob! ;-)
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