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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 07-14-2013 01:07 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Belg1960

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07-14-2013 01:07 PM

Good morning guys, I have a small midi lathe and not many extras to go with it. I was experimenting with the Easy wood turning tools, and have gotten to this point between 2 centers and now don’t know how to cut it off to a point at the tiny end, “SAFELY”. Any tips would be much appreciated.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 01:19 PM

You’re down to a minimum with the lathe, so just dismount it and cut it off with a saw. Then dress the saw cut with carving chisels or sand paper.
If I were doing it, I’d don a cloth glove on my left hand (I’m right handed), turn the speed to minimum and part it off. It will still need touch up.
That looks like a nice turning!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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Belg1960

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#2 posted 07-14-2013 02:02 PM

Dan, thanks for the reply. I follow everything except the very first part “You’re down to a minimum with the lathe”

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Dan Krager

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#3 posted 07-14-2013 03:13 PM

I was referring to the tiny cross section shown in your picture. You probably couldn’t turn smaller without being prepared to part it off.

I’m wondering if the easy wood tools will enable you to make this cut:

???
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#4 posted 07-14-2013 07:42 PM

Unless you have a parting tool, using a handsaw makes the most sense. Recommend buying normal HSS diamond or flat parting tool if do not have one.

I own four different size parting tools. Might want to check out free videos on line for more information on parting tools and parting off on the lathe!

-- Bill

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