The Stomper - For Segmented Turnings

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Project by TheDane posted 05-17-2015 11:51 PM 5746 views 10 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m getting into segmented turning, and was looking at various for centering rings during glue-up when I found Lloyd Johnson’s ’Stomper’.

The ‘Stomper’ uses a set of Longworth-style plates with a spring-loaded shaft to center rings.

You can purchase a ‘Stomper’ from Lloyd Johnson’s website, but he also (very kindly) gives detailed instructions on making your own.

I made my Longworth-style centering plates out of two plastic cutting boards from Walmart. The spring-loaded shaft is made with parts of a pop-up sprinkler, a schedule 40 PVC pipe and cap that I got from Home Depot, and a PVC table cap I found online for under $3. I mounted my Stomper on a plywood disk with T-nuts and #12 machine screws so it can be easily disassembled for storage. I turned the 4 buttons on the Longworth out of scrap and used T-bolts in the routed arcs and T-nuts. The weight that puts pressure on the stack is a 10-pound weight from a barbell set.

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-- 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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#1 posted 05-18-2015 12:33 AM


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#2 posted 05-18-2015 02:35 PM

Now that looks fun, I have been thinking of getting a lathe for sometime. Nice tool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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