WHAT IS IT ? #2 ( Now Posted With Answer)

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04-23-2008 03:06 AM

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I propose a fun game. I will start this game now. I am posting some photographs and you (yes you) have 48 hours to guess what it is. The rules are simple. This is really #2 for this game.

1. It must be made out of wood.

2. Or, it must be used in woodworking such as a non-wood jig.

3. If you wish to post your own “WHAT IS IT” take the next number 3, 4, 5, etc.

4. You mugs post your guesses below. This is the 2nd time for me. Some of you must have something like #3, #4, or #5. I’m running out of ideas … so get to work


OK you knuckle heads, fredf was close, and PeterO was right on, but Douglas Bordner must have just visited his proctologist because he thought it was for bowels. OUCH !

When I turn a bowl 90% of the time I screw a face plate to a piece of scrap. I then glue the bowl blank to the scrap with a piece of shopping bag paper in between. After the bowl is turned and completely finished I use a 6” wide putty knife to separate the two. Then I mount it on this contraption and turn the foot.

This is the face plate plus scrap attached.

Jig and face plate.

This is the jig with the bowl mounted on the lathe.

Here is the back of the jig. The jig measures 13 7/8” ... that’s 1/8” less than the lathe capacity.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#1 posted 04-23-2008 03:25 AM

um…how about a circle cutting jig, or something for assembly as it looks like it is on an assembly table.

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#2 posted 04-23-2008 04:05 AM

It’s probably NOT made of Chinese plywood.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 04-23-2008 04:56 AM

Another one of Mark DeCou’s hat making jigs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 04-23-2008 04:57 AM

An earring for the African Big Ear tribe.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 04-23-2008 05:12 AM

a chuck for bowl turning

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#6 posted 04-23-2008 05:38 AM

A scroll/ band/ or jig sawn bowl that is compressed.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 04-23-2008 10:09 AM

Toilet seat and toilet seat cover.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#8 posted 04-23-2008 10:36 AM

I agree with Fredf, but if it is its a jig.

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#9 posted 04-23-2008 02:37 PM

Well it’s not Chinese plywood cuz the veneer is too thick. I think it’s a giant Spirograph toy thingy.

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#10 posted 04-23-2008 02:46 PM

A segmented bowl press.
A wobble dado blade stabilizing washer.

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#11 posted 04-23-2008 02:57 PM

A segmented bowl glue up press.

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#12 posted 04-23-2008 03:05 PM

A base plate for the biggest router ever.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 04-23-2008 03:27 PM

Yeah, it’s a big lathe chuck – the ring holds the lip of a large bowl or platter against the disk so you can turn the base and underside of the workpiece.

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#14 posted 04-23-2008 04:40 PM

I agree with SPalm it’s a segmented bowl press.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#15 posted 04-23-2008 04:42 PM

Too painful to be a toilet seat, must be a press jig of some sort.

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