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Forum topic by Karda posted 10-08-2017 12:13 AM 856 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2017 12:13 AM

Hi, I just got done turning a maple plate but I can’t remove the tenon. The plate measures 8.75 inches, my lathe is a 10 inch. That would make the jam chuck just a little bigger than the plate. What can I do. What i usually do is set the bowl into the jam chuck and tape it down with strapping tape but I usually have a wide rim to prevent break out

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#1 posted 10-08-2017 02:50 AM

I presume it is not feasible to make the plate smaller?

I always say that if you cannot hide an error, then you should emphasize it in a way that looks deliberate. Cut the tenon off with a saw and then, if you cannot just sand it flat enough, use something like a gouge to carve out any recess that you might want, possibly creating a pattern along the way.

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#2 posted 10-08-2017 03:27 AM

You don’t need it to be larger than the plate… make a round disc smaller than the plate. Pad it with something that will give some friction – sand paper, old mouse pad, foam drawer lining, whatever you have handy. Sandwich the plate between the disc and tailstock live center and turn away the tennon to as small of a nub as you can. Then just break off the nub and sand flush. Plenty of videos and how-to’s out there showing how to do it.


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#3 posted 10-08-2017 03:45 AM

thanks Brad forgot about that method.

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