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As y'all know, turning isn't in my limited skill set. But, I am a sucker for the odd ball, unique and, strange. This guy's delivery is so nice and unpretentious. Sounds like a great guy to get to know. The video also, inadvertently, demonstrates why you need EWT. It's kinda long but well worth your time...I hope.
Finally got the walnut hollow form off the lathe, actually, it's been "off" the lathe several times over the past couple of weeks. Gerald had mentioned in another thread I might have problems with my laser and he was right, it was too heavy and wanted to move all over the place. Had to address that. Had some other issues and some other projects got in the way. This is my second attempt at hollowing something deep and it was probably a little too ambitious for me. Have to keep telling myself, this is a learning process and that was the main purpose for this piece. Next one will probably be smaller. Anyway, here's a pic, it's about 16" tall and about 14" major diameter. It will go in a sack to dry and then get remounted for turning off the tenon and sanding. Close to 1/4" through out, a little thicker here, a little thinner there. Still learning you see. Steve
One of my goals this week was to figure something out for a laser pointer for my boring bar, which I haven't used yet. My brother, who did most(all)of the fabrication on it keeps asking me when I'm going to use it. So, I'm one step closer. To be honest, when the week started I didn't know exactly how I was going to do it. This is what I came up with. The post is 3/4" black iron pipe and the pointer arm 1/2" iron pipe. The block is glued up from 5 pieces of baltic birch 3/4" plywood. The first block I made was smaller and I used big box plywood. When I tried to clamp down on the laser bar the plys separated and then it was ruined. I had always planned to do the "good one" out of baltic birch so it was no big deal. With this one I reinforced the plys with a couple 1/4" through bolts. The holder for the laser diode is a 1/2" compression by 1/2" iron pipe thread on the other end. I split the ferrule and it tightens up nicely on the diode. I got the idea from the collet handles that I make. I have a battery holder on the way and as soon as it arrives I'll be good to go, I think. The real test will come when I try hollowing. Vibration can make a pointer move off location so I'm anxious to see how this one works out. Steve
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