Almost got all the parts done to hold the thing I'm building.
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:04 AM
Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:45 AM
I turned each end to 1/2" and chucked it up in the rotary head. I tilted the head using shims to have around 3/8" taper per foot. I used a 1/4" rounding tool first on one side and up and over to do the other. I rotated 180 degrees and did the same thing. Times 32 plus a few extra spokes. The end that was clamped in the chuck eventually got turned down for the 1/2" ferrules.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:59 AM
After I cut out the 8 parts to the octagon, I made the center section out of particle board for 2 reasons. The first one, was to keep everything together when I tightened the clamps after I glued the sections. I left one section unglued as the following pictures will explain.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:14 AM
The second reason for the particle board center was to be able to use it as a hub for cutting out the O.D. on the band saw. I used another piece of particle board underneath to slide the whole fixture into place. I attached a slat under it that slid in the slot of the band saw table. Once in place, just rotate the octagon around and saw away. I have a wood dowel in the center to rotate on.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 02:25 AM
Remember when I said I left one of the octogon segments unglued. I used a little strap to hold the unglued segments together. I unscrewed it and slid the blade of the bandsaw on the inside of the octagon and put the strap back on. I used two wood dowels to match the OD to shove against and sawed the ID. I don't know how the Amish do it, but that's the way I did it.
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:45 AM
Looks Great and gives a lot of ideas on how much more you can do. Real Nice Don.
Here is a "doc" that has this thread without a lot of extra posts.
Wood and Brass by DonLans Posted 16 June 2014.docx 262.43KB 25 downloads
Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:34 AM
It takes time to do it. That is one of the other threads that I was thinking about doing it to.
It sure makes things easier if a site goes down.
Glad that you like what I did to your thread about the great work that you did. Our group is getting near that area. Someday Please..
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