carving a rosette ...a video i did

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Forum topic by CharlesNeil posted 01-18-2009 07:27 PM 1202 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2009 07:27 PM

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hey guys, now that we have our video players working, we did a little thing on carving a simple rosette, I think sherri put it down in the coffee lounge, but i thought it should be here, here is the link if you are interested…nothing fancy…but you might like it, its Fine Woodworkings glue tube link, but you can see the video…

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#1 posted 01-18-2009 08:25 PM

it is a very good video. i suggest everyone look it up.

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#2 posted 01-18-2009 08:52 PM

Charles, this is an excellent video. Thank you so much for putting it together. I just started some carving this past August as a “mobile” style of woodworking that I could take with me on vacation and relax. These rosettes are always so striking and know I am not afraid to tackle one. Is the tenon part of the whole piece that you turned to size or is it attached? Also is the tenon how you attach it to the main piece?

Finally, what do you have lining the jaws of your vise? It looks like vinyl or plastic.

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#3 posted 01-18-2009 09:26 PM

Shannon, the tenon is simply a 5/8 dowel glued in about 1/2 ”, then i used my chuck with the spigot jaws to turn it, but you can turn it between centers, I did it for years, and just carve the part the lathe center leaves away, the rosette is simply glued into the gooseneck, thats why its important to turn it to fit the gooseneck, which by the way the radius was sanded ,using a 3” oscillating drum the boss from delta or a ridgid , then turn to fit, the dowel just allows me a holding tenon in the vise, which has a thick vinyl or plastic liner i got from Sjoberg when i got the bench, a heavy vinyl flooring also works…as well as a good thick cork, box store for the vinyl, craft store for the cork…the tenon also has another advantage, it allow’s me to return it to the lathe and re turn the face, if i mess it up, which happens…so I always turn the blank a little longer than i need, so i can re turn if i need to, then when all is said and done, i simply cut it to length, and attach it…

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