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Blog entry by swirlsandburls posted 06-06-2011 02:51 AM 1059 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am working on a commission project that required me to make a rather large hollow cylinder. It needed to be 9” in diameter with a 1/2” wall thickness, and about 11 inches long. The client wanted to use Jatoba, which I could only get in lumber, so I glued up an octagon to work from.

That part as well as cutting the OD was simple, but hollowing out the interior was a challenge.

I decided to set up my Jamieson deep hollowing rig, and then realized that I could also set up a line laser to give me a reference line to guide along with the on-board laser. This was really helpful, though I used the small boring bar for a very heavy job.

I thought you’d find this interesting.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general



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#1 posted 06-06-2011 03:07 AM

Very nice looking. A little lighter than the Jatoba I used on a project. So what is the project? And do you have any pictures of the floor? Uh, I mean the base of the project, not your shop floor. :)

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 04:39 AM

Nice Job!! So what is the finished product?

Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 11:56 PM

Can’t reveal the project just yet. It is a surprise gift. More later…

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 02:17 AM

I posted the final project, if anyone is still mildly interested!

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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