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Project by SKMoss posted 02-18-2020 01:17 PM 607 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, all. Long time lurker, first-time poster.

This is a wood torus I made a couple of years back, It’s 350+ segments, with 7 species of wood. Walnut, Zebrano, Mahogany, Purpleheart, Paduk, Oak, Maple. It’s about 11” diameter.

It was turned on a Jet 1221 lathe, using mid-size carbide set from Rockler.

-- Thanks, Steve





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toyguy

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#1 posted 02-18-2020 04:14 PM

Well done….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 02-18-2020 04:25 PM

That’s really cool! Did you carve that figure standing next to the torus?

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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SKMoss

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#3 posted 02-18-2020 04:28 PM



That s really cool! Did you carve that figure standing next to the torus?

- Dark_Lightning

Na. I figured that is a good shot of Groot before and after….

-- Thanks, Steve

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Phil32

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#4 posted 02-19-2020 02:01 AM

My question is how did you hold the torus on your lathe? A jam chuck? A 4-jaw chuck with long jaws? It would be hard to get that 350+ piece glue-up centered.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#5 posted 02-19-2020 02:29 AM

That is pretty impressive.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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SKMoss

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#6 posted 02-19-2020 02:30 AM


My question is how did you hold the torus on your lathe? A jam chuck? A 4-jaw chuck with long jaws? It would be hard to get that 350+ piece glue-up centered.

- Phil32

It was my 3rd turning project and I didn’t have much of a clue how to hold it. I know better now, but it worked out.

The first cut it was just centered and screwed to a plate. After it was rounded I parted it off the plate, flipped it and used a jam. Lightly tightened and persuaded to center with a mallet, then hot melt glue to hold it. To get the final inside I screwed a piece of ply to the chuck about 1” bigger than the torus was at that point, then sandwiched the torus between that and 2 pieces of wood and again used the mallet with liberal force to get it centered.

-- Thanks, Steve

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#7 posted 02-19-2020 11:08 AM

That is cool!

-- Petey

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SKMoss

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#8 posted 02-19-2020 12:46 PM



Well done….

- toyguy


That is cool!

- Peteybadboy


That is pretty impressive.

- swirt

Thank you all for the kind comments.

-- Thanks, Steve

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 02-19-2020 02:04 PM

Excellent in all ways. Very creative.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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