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08-04-2020 02:43 PM

I keep searching for info on how to hold/turn a ring that several critters of some sort can be cut/carved from. I have sent pics of such results but nothing further. any notions/experiences ?

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#1 posted 08-04-2020 03:46 PM

Critters???

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#2 posted 08-04-2020 04:29 PM

a ring to be worn on a human finger ??
or ~ or a decorative carved teak ring that goes on a boom or mast on a sailboat ?

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#3 posted 08-05-2020 03:04 AM

obvioussly you 2 have no clue ! what part of the words TURN or CARVE don’t you Understand ? I am tryig to figure out how to insert a picture then MAYBE ! yea I will just check this once in a while maybe there will be some one who comprehends what I am talking about

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#4 posted 08-05-2020 04:09 AM

We talking something like:

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 08-05-2020 10:16 AM

aaahhhhhhhhhh, see how a picture is worth a thousand woolies ??
well, Davy – I am a turner AND a carver !!
but, I have never seen that technique performed on a lathe.
bandsaw & scrollsaw, yes, that is pretty common work.
looking forward to seeing your projects. it seems like a real challenge
that has got to take some kind of imagination !!
(and you are very correct . . . from your first description, I had no clue).

thanks for the clarification, Brad

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#6 posted 08-05-2020 12:51 PM

So Brad, that is exactly what I would like detail about Thank you very much. the problem being, just how do they hold a piece AND turn on both sides. I do have 3 different Jumbo jaw chucks and a 10” Longworth style chuck, but so far can’t imagine a way. my carving club has a demand for an endless supply of “comfort birds” sure blanks can be scroll sawed n band sawed but I’d jkust like to present another method and say they were lath turned.

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#7 posted 08-05-2020 01:13 PM

on a different note, I just like to brag on this club ! known as ” Eastern Woodlands Carving Club Inc.” located in a small town in N Central Indiana called Converse. This club OWNS an old 3 story building ! most every Tue evening form 4-9 there will be several setting around solving world problems, carving etc lot of times there are also both men/women doing pyrography. to go on I guess, on the ground floor is a kitchen, 3 restrooms a tool/sharpening shop. ON the second floor is one complete apartment, 2 just bed rooms, a large room with sewing machines/cutting tables. a room with scads of one mans life long carvings , primarily whimsical/impossible HAMMERS. and a room that theoretically we could have 4 people turning with of course all old stuff being donated. I guess I am responsible for that come to being. the club (normaly) hosts a carving show open to all in July, and a closed one in Dec. So there is that FWEIW and more on my first subject is needed. oh and only time bed rooms are occupied is if we have a pro come do a weekend class etc are they used. tis around 30 miles to a motel every thing is donated.

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#8 posted 08-05-2020 02:06 PM

turning these animals/shapes I do know comes from way way back when they didn’t have modern equip like we do and yet its hard to imagine how they went about it

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#9 posted 08-07-2020 06:17 PM


obvioussly you 2 have no clue ! what part of the words TURN or CARVE don t you Understand ? I am tryig to figure out how to insert a picture then MAYBE ! yea I will just check this once in a while maybe there will be some one who comprehends what I am talking about

- davyj


[just pointing out this was a rude response! without a picture, your query was a mystery]
[click on the “img” button in the reply box to upload a photo]
[Thanks Brad for clarifying what was asked]

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#10 posted 08-08-2020 02:40 PM

well I reckon I should and am abke to SaY, “Sorry for that, Guys” was just first such a simple reply AND one so far off to what I had in mind. I think it is just such an OLD Craft I likely will jus have to come up with my own method. Again, am sorry for the comment.

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#11 posted 08-08-2020 03:21 PM

YEA !! by simply entering “animals from a ring” in google got this (in part) and more. will see where it takes me.
Reifendrehen is a unique type of toy manufacture using wood turning techniques that was developed in the Ore Mountains in the vicinity of the town of Seiffen and continues there to the present day. The process produces small animals and other figures or even little wooden houses in outline, that are used as toys or to decorate Christmas pyramids or Nativity scenes. The animals and figures (Reifentiere and Reifenfiguren) so produced are an inherent part of Ore Mountain folk art. surley I have done the very thing several other times !! Buenos Dias

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#12 posted 08-28-2020 12:25 AM

The wood is mounted in the spindle orientation and is usually screwed to a face plate. In the case of the sheep you would carve the legs on the right and the back on the left side. After turning the right side you would open a channel on the left and shape the back and head of the animal.

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#13 posted 08-28-2020 07:27 AM

I watched this short 5 min. video that shows the whole process – from cutting the log cookie, to final paint. This particular one was making small wooden horses. There isn’t anything special required, and it looks like these guys just mount on a face plate of some sort, so no chuck or any fancy mounting is required. Technique is really quite simple and not difficult at all. This is in German, but it’s easy to follow along and figure out what they are saying.

Reifendreher Podcast (in German) on YouTube.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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