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    Default Pendant chuck revised

    Building on my previous trial I took my offset chuck to the next level by adding an indexing feature to the rotational axis. The first trial shown here on a scrap with a few cracks looks quit promising. Tell me what you think.
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    Wow that's quite intricate Mike, the pendant I mean, it looks good to me

    And the chuck surely has a lot of possibilities with this rotational indexing capability you added, if you would add this to a floating spindle you'd really have an ornamental lathe all by itself.

    Now just imagining what all the possible cutting figures you can get with the combination of these two simple parts, will be the hard thing to do, very nice Mike, and that's quite the outcome for something real low cost and simple that just about anyone could build from some scrap wood.

    Oh I did lighten the picture up a bit so the cutting shows better, one question here, is it possible to do any sanding, or do you have to start with very dense wood and make a clean cut ??

    And thanks for showing your way of making this off-center chuck
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    Thanks for the touch up on the photo Leo, I was in a rush to get this posted last night before bed. Work truely is the curse of the turning man. Sanding is certainly possible at every stage however I only sanded the surface with 220 on this peice.
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    Mike that riggens looks preaty neat, I'm still tring to figure out how you use It though, Could you explain the set up?
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    Mike, I ditto with Danner. A video tutorial would be fantastic! Ok just tell us the process( remembering to add photos for us picture people). It seems to be a bit confusing to imagine how the process goes.
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    Mike and Dan I have been asked by Woodturning Design Magazine to submit an article on my chuck. They think something this easy to construct may be worthy of some type. Still waiting to get the package from them but in the process of doing the article a tutorial may evolve. Two birds with one stone so to speak.
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    It looks like a wooden version of this!
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    That looks suspiciously like the Richard Joyner gizmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billh View Post
    That looks suspiciously like the Richard Joyner gizmo.

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    Mac you're 100% correct. The only difference is my version has an infinate number of centers rather than the preset 8 on Richard's. My version is also considerably less expensive.
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    How do you mount the blank on your chuck?
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    I would say you use the same principles, but the dovetail slide is quite different, but the rotating disk is very much alike, the total tally does make for a many more possible settings, though less precisely repeatable .

    And the cost of course isn't comparable at all

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    [quote=Leo Van Der Loo;276440]I would say you use the same principles, but the dovetail slide is quite different, but the rotating disk is very much alike, the total tally does make for a many more possible settings, though less precisely repeatable .

    And the cost of course isn't comparable at all
    Hi Leo; you are just looking at material cost, I'm supposing! There's no labour cost or it's negligible, or you don't want to consider it, because some like to make their own tools.

    I don't. I prefer the real thing. Care to hazard a guess what the original (all aluminum) sells for?
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    Well done Mike ,something I will have to try .
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    [QUOTE=Mack C. in Brooklin ON;276446]
    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Van Der Loo View Post
    I would say you use the same principles, but the dovetail slide is quite different, but the rotating disk is very much alike, the total tally does make for a many more possible settings, though less precisely repeatable .

    Hi Leo; you are just looking at material cost, I'm supposing! There's no labour cost or it's negligible, or you don't want to consider it, because some like to make their own tools.

    I don't. I prefer the real thing. Care to hazard a guess what the original (all aluminum) sells for?
    Hi Mack, yes I was considering the cost of scraps of material that are needed to make the chuck like Mike has shown, not the cost of a metal one machined at a machining shop.

    So Mike's has a couple of hardwood blocks and a couple of screws, whatever that's all worth, a couple of dollars at the most (yes Im cost conscious (cheap))

    Now if you want someone to machine those, even if you can get a good number to make the setup cost reasonable you probably still are looking at a$50.-- to $75.-- for that piece of equipment, I would guesstimate it will cost you by the time you would get one home .

    Mind you if some turner uses this to make say a hundred pendants, than the cost to each pendant is quite negligible, so yes I can see that you wouldn't like to go and make one yourself and just purchase one that you could use for making a whole slew of these things.

    Me, I probably wouldn't make one, and if I did it would be to make just a couple of them, not worthwhile to go out and buy one, besides I could machine one myself if that was the case.
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    If you're really interested in this type of turning, you owe it to yourself to pick up the book "Woodturning Methods" by Mike Darlow. It's this book that got me into inside out turning and multi axis turning. Therming is another of the many techniques I picked up from this book and it's just about the only source of information on the subject. Even a google search will bring up very little info on the subject that doesn't relate back to Mike Darlow. It's chock full of interesting and sometimes lesser known techniques as well as a wealth of information about turning in general.
    I have three of the series (I believe there's four in total) and they're all well worth reading.
    Be warned, these are not step by step type books. They are more like the encyclopedia of woodturning. You could spend a good part your life trying to reproduce every method in just one book.
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    Hi Mike
    I certainly like all the possiblities with your creation. I look forward to reading your piece in Woodturning Design Magazine. Is that Fred Holder's Mag.
    Murray

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    Mike,
    Very cool Mike... It's always statisfying when plans work...
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