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Project by bushmaster posted 01-10-2021 07:37 PM 973 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last fall I had been looking at some You Tube video’s and discovered multi Axis turning, Thought it was interesting and spent a week doing some examples, learned allot and would like to pass it on to you, I know allot of you do not do lathwork but may find it interesting. Basically you offset the tailstock and head stock point in an organized manner. Usually 3 points, 120 degrees apart. numbering 1,2,3. both ends in the same plane, By using a 1 with a 2, you get a 120 degree twist. where the difficulty is you can’t see the wood you are cutting and the profile on all three sides has to be the same. Mounted 3 times. I have done a 4 sided one with a 90 degree twist.

each time it looks like this and doesn’t get any clearer

The only time you see what it looks like is when you turn it off, which happens allot. the video explains how to get the sides all the same.

The important thing is to stay well protected, turning at around 2000 rpm I lost a few examples, that can be avoided to some extent, info in the video. I reduced the size of this picture below 2 mp and it still orients the wrong way, anyway it catches your eye and that is important.

This was just a experiment, top and bottom the same, small in the middle,

usually short on the bottom and tall on the top. Makes for some striking wood turnings, Most that I have done is just with plain wood, will try some with a more varied grain, light and shadows play along with the curves.

These projects can be used for a variety of things, candle holders, very nice drinking cups, so nice to hold, seal the inside with crazy glue.

other things.

The videos links introduction and layout sides 1 an 2 3rd side to completed project

Also check out Barbra Dee videos, she has done this for years.

Thanks for looking and hope this may have sparked some interest.
comments appreciated… HAPPY NEW YEAR…

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 01-10-2021 07:45 PM

That is really cool! I’ve never seen anything like that and am anxious to give it a try. Thanks!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#2 posted 01-10-2021 07:50 PM

Yeah, it’s interesting and I look forward to more but there will none from my shop Lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 01-10-2021 07:56 PM

thats pretty damn cool looking but as a newbie just starting out with simple bowls ill leave that stuff up to someone like you.i think it would scare the hell out me.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-10-2021 08:00 PM

Realy cool stuff… Very bold rurning!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-10-2021 08:45 PM

Very interesting Brian, quite unique shapes you’ve come up with!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 01-10-2021 10:41 PM

Nice work, these are very interesting and beautiful.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 01-11-2021 12:06 AM

Very nice. Quick question: are there supposed to 2 or 3 videos, because you have the first one listed twice.

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#8 posted 01-11-2021 12:27 AM

Thanks Howard for pointing that out, I corrected the second video

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 01-11-2021 01:02 AM

You’re a clever bloke Brian
I like the tall twisted stick on best.

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

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#10 posted 01-11-2021 01:03 AM

Interesting, but way out of my reach, keep on inventing, and mesmerizing all of us. thanks for sharing.

-- andrek

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#11 posted 01-11-2021 03:06 AM

Those are really cool! I want to make a cane out of a maple spindle. I might try something like this, but a little different.

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

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#12 posted 01-11-2021 03:58 AM

Great Job. KID!

I will not get brave enough to try that though!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 01-11-2021 04:07 AM

Heck do that all the time, an never even have to try:) Amazing as always!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#14 posted 01-11-2021 05:11 AM

Great topic and technique. You don’t see that very often on woodworking forums. To be honest, I still don’t really understand how it’s done….

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#15 posted 01-11-2021 02:18 PM

Very attractive work. They all look very natural and unnatural at the same time… if that makes any sense. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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