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Project by Diggerjacks posted 327 days ago 1164 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello

I have to turn 20 buttons for a neighbours but I have no idea how I will do that.
So I have made a specifical wood chuck to turn the two faces of the piece.
When all the buttons are turned I have do drill the holes and I decided to make another wood chuck to clamp the buttons during drilling them.
Pic 2 : one face of the button
Pic 3 : the chuck without the button
Pic 4 another view
Pic 5 : the second face of the button
Pic 6 : The button is in the chuck and is ready to be drilled

All comments welcome and questions also

Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit





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Bricofleur

1124 posts in 1817 days


#1 posted 327 days ago

Well done, Jack. You had no idea on how to make them but you came out with a clever solution. Such split wooden chuck is was great way to go. I’ll keep this one in mind.
Finally, your vacations were profitable as I can see ! :-)

Welcome back sharing your nice projects, my friend.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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lew

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#2 posted 327 days ago

Well Done! That’s really a great idea for the chuck and the concept can be used for all sorts of turnings!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Diggerjacks

1741 posts in 1763 days


#3 posted 326 days ago

Hello

Thanks for the kinds words
To Serge: Yes a lot of projects in process
To Lew : I have a lot of ideas for little turning projects using this type of chuck

Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 326 days ago

very nice idea, and execution!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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majuvla

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#5 posted 326 days ago

Nice and practical idea, buttons look just fine.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 325 days ago

Hello

Thanks for the kinds words

My neighbours are happy with these buttons

Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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mafe

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#7 posted 324 days ago

Clever, I want to make some for my backgammon, perhaps this will be the way.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Diggerjacks

1741 posts in 1763 days


#8 posted 323 days ago

Hello Mafe

I think it could be a good solution for the backgammon. Make them and post the picture ..

Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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HerbC

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#9 posted 323 days ago

DiggerJack,

Very good idea.

Question: How do you make your “blank” button material that is inserted into the split chuck? It looks like the material is cut with the grain of the wood running flat across the button face, not endgrain as cutting slices from a dowel would produce…

I like your setup and would like to do something like that myself.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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