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Hans Weissflog style spider box with eccentric-turned lid. Took me several tries!
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#1 posted 04-13-2014 05:12 PM
I have’nt try to make this but I must try !!
Do you make a home made chuck or did you buy one ?
Thanks for sharing
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#2 posted 04-13-2014 09:12 PM
Nice job Miles, pretty tough taking on any of Hans classics, well donePete
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#3 posted 04-13-2014 10:55 PM
very cool, great work
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#4 posted 04-13-2014 11:02 PM
Way Cool Miles
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#5 posted 04-14-2014 05:49 PM
I made a chuck, using a block of hard maple and a couple of 3/8” bolts epoxied in to mate with corresponding holes in the workpiece. I also made a tool out of a Harbor Freight prybar, ground down to a narrow, square profile scraper that tapers a bit in profile on the sides from broader at the top to narrower at the bottom. That worked OK, but I kept breaking out the short-grain parts of the circles. Then I added a flat platform on top of my tool rest (I have a curved one to which I just fastened a piece of 3/4 ply temporarily; the plywood sits on the curve with better stability than it would sit on a straight tool rest).
I blew up a good half-dozen lids before I got one to work decently. The trick I think is to take little relief cuts to the left and right of the channel to make sure the tool doesn’t bind, and also to grind the profile of the scraper so it tapers on both sides. A rectangular scraper point binds in the channel for the smaller-diameter rings.
#6 posted 04-14-2014 05:59 PM
Thanks for all the informations
I know that this piece isn’t easy to turn but I want to try this in the future
#7 posted 04-14-2014 09:59 PM
I’ll take some pictures and upload them after I get off work
#8 posted 04-14-2014 10:39 PM
Also, only one of the bolts is epoxied in to the chuck – the middle one. The eccentric bolt just screws in through the chuck and into the workpiece.
Just for fun i threw them together in Sketchup.
Front of chuck:
Back of chuck:
Tool profile closeup:
#9 posted 04-15-2014 05:04 PM
Thanks a lot for all the new informations
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