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Forum topic by Nubsnstubs posted 08-25-2018 04:00 PM 652 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2018 04:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: crappy wood mesquite burl burl root old wood turning crappy wood

Yesterday I went back to a piece I started about a couple years ago. It is Mesquite root burl that I got near Prescott, Arizona. It has probably been dead over 50 years as there was only the stump was left. I really don’t know when or what the heck caused me earlier to turn a 3” tenon as I don’t have any jaws that size. It had to be remounted in order to make a tenon I could use. Nothing aligned, so had to start over and try to save some of the existing tenon that was already there. So, I got it between centers, and started to turn.

What I used for the driver.

Mounted!! I used my nose ring with my live center to assist with mounting it securely between centers. Notice the larger tenon and how it’s offset. I have no clue how it was done awhile back.

Re-turning the tenon was pretty easy. Notice my Nova chuck jaws that are said to be 75 mm. 2 9/16’ is about as far as they go. Also notice the Nose Ring in the left bottom corner. With out it, I couldn’t possibly turn as many crappy pieces that I do.

It’s remounted. My issue now is how to set up the tool rest and still be able th turn the inside. It took awhile, but I managed it.

I used my Easy Wood CI5 to do most as it was small enough and I’d just put on a new cutter. If you look closely near the center, you should be able to see the end of the tool.

It was a piece of cake until a few minutes later, I pulled the tool out and caught it in such a manner that it came out of the jaws. No harm done as I was not in the “line of fire”. Actually, the tool rest and low speed kept it from flying.

I turned it for about another hour, and had to call it quits as it was kicking my butte I will post more later when I finish it today. ................ Jerry (in Tucson

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#1 posted 08-25-2018 05:14 PM

Notice my Nova chuck jaws that are said to be 75 mm. 2 9/16 is about as far as they go.

That is pretty close to the specifications by Nova. 2 9/16 = 2.5625 Nova states 2.657 or a difference of about .094 from your measurement.
Like all Nova Bowl jaws, their sizing is by the exterior. They should be 75 mm exterior when closed.

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#2 posted 08-25-2018 05:38 PM

I’m not sure, but that looks kinda important. :)
That could have went bad quick, glad it didn’t.

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#3 posted 08-25-2018 09:09 PM

Glad it didn’t take off.

I love my Easy Wood Tools!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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