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Project by diggerdelaney posted 07-13-2018 04:31 PM 4860 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted a couple of bits of turning one of which I did with this jig that I made. I am sure it will open up other possibilities to add to my turning. Made totally from the scrap bin and an old router piece I kept from a router that packed up thinking it would come in handy one day, I am sure we all have bits like that. The router part was just the right size of one of the router collars so I did not have to wreck that plunge assembly.
Photo 1 shows the little piece that would go over the router bit and acts like a depth gauge.
Photo 2 and 3 rear of the jig without the router.
Photo 4 with the router fitted and on the lathe with the platform to run it on
Photo 5 again router fitted and without the depth cone as in photo1
Photo 6 the first piece using the jig

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks





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#1 posted 07-13-2018 05:06 PM

Looks like a great idea but I’m confused. Is the router motor powered and turning when this jig is in use or is the lathe motor running?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 07-13-2018 05:15 PM

Nice work on that jig!!

JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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diggerdelaney

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#3 posted 07-13-2018 05:20 PM



Looks like a great idea but I m confused. Is the router motor powered and turning when this jig is in use or is the lathe motor running?

- Andybb


It is used with the lathe turned off and an indexer in place and the router slides along the bed giving a routed line along the piece. The other way is to have the lathe free wheeling by hand and keeping the jig stationary producing router lines around the piece. The router can be lowered or raised beyond the centre height to create many other effects other than the one shown. It can also follow a curve with the help of the inbuilt depth gauge(the little cone that fits over the router bit)

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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#4 posted 07-13-2018 06:08 PM

It’s a very creative and nicely done jig for your lathe. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 07-13-2018 06:37 PM

Hello diggerdelaney

Beautiful Jig

Have you made a video to explain how it works ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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bvdon

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#6 posted 07-13-2018 07:24 PM

Very nice work… looks very precise.

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#7 posted 07-13-2018 07:43 PM

I like this one Derek, real nice build
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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diggerdelaney

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#8 posted 07-13-2018 08:13 PM



Hello diggerdelaney

Beautiful Jig

Have you made a video to explain how it works ?

Thanks for sharing

- Diggerjacks


Not a complete video but one with the piece part complete the longitudinal lines are done by locking the piece with an indexing wheel and running the jig along the base and the depth gauge touching the piece. the other lines that run around the circumference the jig is clamped to the base and the lathe turned by hand reseting the jig position for each one

https://youtu.be/AsQLYn2eZnE

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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#9 posted 07-13-2018 11:48 PM

Nice! after watching the video, I can see many uses for this.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 07-14-2018 04:05 PM

Hello diggerdelaney

Thanks for the video very instructive

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 07-14-2018 10:49 PM

Very clever Derek…

The video tells the story…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 07-14-2018 11:49 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#13 posted 07-15-2018 02:01 PM

very interesting. Well done/

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 07-15-2018 09:40 PM

Very creative

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 07-17-2018 12:54 AM

Very cool jig.

-- Julian

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