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Forum topic by Jack Lewis posted 09-13-2017 11:19 PM 371 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jack Lewis

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09-13-2017 11:19 PM

My first bowl bottom with Jerry’s Tail Stock Steady Rest. I was amazed at the ease and complete job it allowed. It had ample room for the gouge and sanding, to check the bottom for high spots. The only problems were adjusting the bowl to run true which is always no matter what system I use and the bottom roller to grab the sand paper. In truth, it only did that once, so maybe there is hope for me!

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"


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TheDane

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 02:13 PM

Sounds like a ringing endorsement to me!

Hope Jerry sells a million of them.

-- 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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Nubsnstubs

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#2 posted 09-14-2017 03:15 PM

Thanks, Jack. I needed that. Making a hopefully much better video to address your issue of centering the piece for taking out the tenon. It will consist of several holding apparatus’s, some which are so simple you wouldn’t even think of trying it…..

I noticed you were using the extensions. If you were to keep your dimple, you could use your live center to take the tenon down to the nub, then use the TSS on the outboard wheel position. It’s where the wheel struts flare out rather than point inward.

Thanks, Gerry. Wouldn’t that be nice? It will sell a million, but well after I’m gone…..... In the future, it will be as common as a chuck is today. I don’t think turners will have multiples like some have chucks, but most will have at least one, ‘cept Brad. He’s a hardliner, and it will be tough to convince him that he needs one. LOL… .......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#3 posted 09-14-2017 04:39 PM



Thanks, Jack. I needed that. Making a hopefully much better video to address your issue of centering the piece for taking out the tenon. It will consist of several holding apparatus s, some which are so simple you wouldn t even think of trying it…..

I noticed you were using the extensions. If you were to keep your dimple, you could use your live center to take the tenon down to the nub, then use the TSS on the outboard wheel position. It s where the wheel struts flare out rather than point inward.

Thanks, Gerry. Wouldn t that be nice? It will sell a million, but well after I m gone…..... In the future, it will be as common as a chuck is today. I don t think turners will have multiples like some have chucks, but most will have at least one, cept Brad. He s a hardliner, and it will be tough to convince him that he needs one. LOL… .......... Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Jerry; As I muse the use of this chuck, I reasoned if one were to “not” dimple the blank with one of the outer pins, the resulting pattern would show exactly the configuration of blank on the chuck as long as the chuck is mounted exactly the same each time on the scroll chuck. I am going to drill a small pin hole in the chuck and locate it between the # 1 and #4 jaws of the scroll chuck. Or I could dedicate a scroll chuck to the task and leave it permanently mounted.

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"

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#4 posted 09-15-2017 03:21 AM

Jack, there should be a mark on the EDGE of the Chuck Plate. It should look like a V, over the screw that is directly over the letter A in the word Plate. I have designated that as my #1 screw. It is always positioned over the center of the #1 jaw. There should have been a black mark left on the face of this Chuck Plate you received. from my experience from 2010, the Chuck Plate will always be centered if your chucks are ok.

if you’re mounting a piece for a natural edge with bark, you might be hard pressed to see any marks. from what I read in your description, it sounds like you are using a flat piece of wood as the rim, lip or opening. That would definitely leave spots on the area of Chuck Plate contact, but difficult to locate on smooth faced wood.

I just uploaded another video on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=3i2kIBtGcwk&feature=em-upload_owner. It’s what I use and how I do one of my natural edge hollow forms. No turning or anything, just hopefully instruction instead of confusion.

Subscribe to my youtube channel, Nubsnstubs, and go through some of the videos there if you can stand listening to me. There might be something of value in at least one of them…........ ............... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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Rick.

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#5 posted 09-16-2017 07:46 PM

It’s a clever invention

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