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Project by TheDane posted 378 days ago 1217 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw Cap’n Eddie Castelin’s video a few weeks ago on turning medallions and pendants with and off-center jig ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtbEJ7snpP8 ). I just had to give it a try!

These pendants are between 2” and 2 1/4” ... turned from cherry and mahogany scraps. I made a waste block similar to the one Eddie uses in his video.

The jig gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of the design … I decided to keep it simple until I was sure of what I was doing.

The jig comes from Ruth Niles ( http://nilesbottlestoppers.com/Pendant-chucks.html ). I bought the complete package ($85.60 including shipping) as it includes jig components for the bottle stoppers Ruth Niles sells. BTW, she is first class … a real pleasure to deal with.

-- 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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PurpLev

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#1 posted 378 days ago

very nice work!

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deeman

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#2 posted 377 days ago

I saw that and put it on my want list. Very nice work

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 377 days ago

That was a COOL video… Project!

He’s got better eyesight than I do…
” See the Lines?” ..... looking close to the screen… What Lines? I dunt see any dumb Lines… LOL

I did see the lines on one or two setups… the rest, nada…

Really COOL…

-- 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 377 days ago

Allen Tyler posted a video last week that shows this jig in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unfd5RvaYI0&list=WL079F6C26F8BEF413

I have done other off-center or multi-axial turnings but those pieces were all spindle-type projects using standard spur drives and live centers. This is the first time I have used a chuck, and it is a different kettle of fish to have that hunk of aluminum spinning around off-center. I had to run at about 300rpm to keep the vibration under control.

-- 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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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 373 days ago

They are pretty and look good with the beads and the leather. Creative use of scraps. Great work!

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