Woodturners carving stand

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Blog entry by tomd posted 11-30-2015 11:38 PM 1615 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a stand for woodturners to be able to remove their project, a vase, bowl, or any other turning from the lathe and not have to remove the chuck or faceplate to embellish it in some way. Like sanding, carving or drilling. I have seen similar stands done with gas pipe. This is my version.

From left to right, the first is a 1” x8TPI x 1 1/2” long rod with a flat washer and a 1/2” rod welded to it. Second is a 2” length of 1” round steel with a 1/2” hole drilled near one end and a 1/2” threaded rod welded to the other end. The third is a piece of 2 1/2” x 12” flat steel with a 1 1/2” round steel having a 1” hole drilled length wise and welded to the flat bar. And the last is a short piece of 1” round drilled and tapped for 1/2” thread and a short length of 3/8” steel welded to it to act as a handle.

This is the finished stand clamped to my workbench with a chuck installed. For those who like to carve or embellish their work this is a handy item.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 12:29 AM

This is a good idea, Tom. Hard part would be getting the materials together.
Did you make the 1” x8TPI x 1 1/2” long rod?

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 02:05 AM

Good idea Tom and should come in handy .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 12-01-2015 03:37 PM

Marty, I had a piece that I had purchased awhile back for other projects. At many hardware stores you can buy a one foot piece.

-- Tom D

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 09:35 PM

Great idea, Tom. I always simply clamp my M2 in the vise. If I want it held at an angle, I clamp it in a handscrew and mount that in the vise, tilted.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 09:37 PM

Very nice work. It’s a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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