|Project by jlb||posted 09-18-2013 02:08 AM||2561 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
I made this fixture to produce flutes on the lathe. The fixture is two u shaped open ended boxes one outside the other. Slots on the outside “box” allows said box to move up and down which determines router bit depth. On the top of the fixture 2 pieces of wood provide guides to center the router fore and aft. Placing stops at the beginning and end of the cut. All these pieces are fastened to the top of the fixture with double back tape. To operate the fixture set the depth of the router bit by moving the outside box up or down as necessary and lock in place. Next determine the beginning of the cut and place a stop behind the router base. At the end of cut place another stop. now start the router at the beginning of the cut and lower the router to set depth and move router to end of cut. Switch off router. Remove router from fixture. Using the lathe indexing head rotate the head the correct number of holes as required for the desired number of flutes. Repeat until all flutes are cut. By using different bits many possible combinations are available. Included are two examples, a bud vase and a bottle stopper. If I can help with any questions please let me know.
-- Jim, Ca, email@example.com