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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 08-27-2019 02:58 PM 650 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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08-27-2019 02:58 PM

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I had been asked to do a video on how I had turned some similar pieces and I’m not set up to do it by myself in the shop so I made a bunch of still shots to convey the idea of how to do it. Rudy Lopez demonstrates this in his program and this video: ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Oh04ZT8tE&t=939s )
Here is how I did it.

I first rounded up a log and marked it off for wire burned grooves every half inch. The detail you put on the sides is up to you. Rudy uses beads and I did burned grooves.


Then I used my index wheel and drill fixture to center drill two holee exactly opposite each other on the center of the piece. and I drilled a 3/16” hole for my drive center in one of them


I mounted the round stock between center sin those holes and turned a spigot on one side. I put the live center in the side with the bark because I was going to turn it all away. I shaped the outside on this piece with a recurve…in order to take away the place where some wood had chipped out

The I held it by the spigot and started turning away the inside to follow that outside curve. I spin it at 1400 to 1600 rpm to get a cleaner cut.

I mount it on a jam chuck to finish the bottom.

I don’t do any sanding on the lathe for obvious reasons and I use a Harbor Freight 90 degree drill with Klingspor scalloped sanding discs to finish sand all the areas and clean it up

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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lew

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#1 posted 08-27-2019 11:34 PM

Thanks for the tutorial, Jim!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-28-2019 12:18 AM

That looks SO SCARY to me… I don’t think it would be worth the effort / chance…

GOOD LUCK…

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mike02719

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#3 posted 08-28-2019 02:06 PM

Very creative, This presents lots of possibilities for me. You did not mention what species of wood you used unless I missed it. I will surly give your method a try. Thanks

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-28-2019 05:24 PM

Thanks Lew and Joe!

Hi Mike. That wood is maple and it was cut about 5 weeks ago but it was pretty dry when I finished it.
I think a real dry wood might be a problem with chipping on the thin edges that are left. I got minimal chipping but it did a little anyway. You have spin it fast and they it turns like it is a solid piece almost. I watched Rudy Lopez’s video and he adjusted his tool rest with the part spinning and that is something I teach the kids never to do…especially with square edges or wings flying around. I make it habit to stop the part when making any adjustment to the tool rest.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-30-2019 12:31 AM

Thanks Jim, that will me in future turnings. Always good to see how people do things.

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

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#6 posted 09-01-2019 10:58 AM

Very nice but would scare me to turn.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 09-01-2019 12:28 PM

Thanks, Redoak49!! I don’t drink any beer while turning one like this!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Nubsnstubs

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#8 posted 09-01-2019 01:27 PM

Thanks for posting, Jim. I have done a lot of wings, but always use natural logs to keep it a natural. I guess I’ll have to do one similar to this because I’m not scared to give it a try. Also, when any type of alcohol touches my lips, I’m done for the day, usually about 4 pm…...Never mix alcohol and liquor with cutting machinery….... Fingerless Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-01-2019 03:30 PM

Hi Jerry. I tried one of these with the bark on, but it chips off in many places when the edges gets thin so I gave up on trying any more. I even get chipping on one of these with the OD already rounded up!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 09-03-2019 03:42 AM

Great blog & great result Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-03-2019 08:48 PM

Thanks, Tony. I had been asked before to show how I did it, so I took the camera out the barn at the start of it!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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