Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Genius or complete waste?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    11,015

    Genius or complete waste?

    Is this a genius piece of work? Or a waste of a big burl?

    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Posts
    4,295
    Is this a genius piece of work? Or a waste of a big burl?

    Well, since I have not seen the end result, I have no idea. Since he has spent three days roughing, plus ??? days getting it cut and to his shop, it doggone well better have some financial rewards or it is a waste of a big burl.

    I think I will mount one of those on my Delta 46-460 and try it next week. Maybe then I can give you a better answer.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
    Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 04-13-2012 at 04:25 AM. Reason: bolding some text
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
    VOTING MEMBER

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Posts
    3,175
    Not a complete waste, there was 100 pounds of finished product from the original start of 600....
    Be curious to see it in use. Now I keep picturing what a great ice cream cone should look like

    Jim {& others}, here's part 2 with the end result
    Last edited by Ken Cook; 04-13-2012 at 01:27 PM. Reason: added the word 'look' {Doh}

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ and LA
    Posts
    26,835
    This just a bookmark so I'll remember to check these videos out at home...

    Jim, you might want to upgrade the bolts holding your lathe to the bench before you chuck one of these up. :
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    11,015
    Don't get me wrong, I'm impressed.

    I just wonder if 'burl' is the best material acoustically. I also wonder if you'd need 2 to get stereo? Except for Subwoofers, I thought you generally got 'pairs' of speakers?

    Seems like an awful lot of that burl is ending up as shavings as well.
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Posts
    2,319
    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I just wonder if 'burl' is the best material acoustically. I also wonder if you'd need 2 to get stereo? Except for Subwoofers, I thought you generally got 'pairs' of speakers?

    Seems like an awful lot of that burl is ending up as shavings as well.
    I wonder the same thing acoustically, seems like all those voids would be problematic. Perhaps with the correct treatment it would be ok. It also looks like it was left pretty thick at the base of the cone. I know close to nothing about speaker design though so maybe it works really well.. Would be interesting to hear it.

    It does appear that he turned at least two of them.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    9,686
    I assume this it a horn or decorative piece (haven't watched further videos), not a functional part of the speaker.
    Darren

    A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. Robert Hughes (1938-2012), Australian art critic

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    9,863
    I agree with you Brent not sure i believe its the best thing for a speaker.

    But guys you gotta be impressed by that lathe. Even Larry has to be impressed by a machine like that. Able to hold that weight off balance while being mounted to what is a pretty thin shaft and still rotate it at that speed and put up with the obstacles of the cutters smashing into it.

    I hope i get to see one of those lathes somewhere oneday in person. Especially with the covers off. What kind of bearings etc are in this thing?


    Ok i had to go looking for them after having this thought check this out you will see a picture of the main bearings.

    http://www.bowriverwoods.com/vb-36-B...ing-Lathe/VB36
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 04-13-2012 at 06:43 PM.
    Rob .....Alias John Wayne now Pasquinell da trapper.

    "forget the apples slap some bacon on a biscuit and lets go...

    We're burning daylight"

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    11,015
    I think it would take some bravery and some skills to work on things of that size, not to mention patience.

    I looked at the guys website and he does specialize in very large turnings. Some pretty cool stuff.
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Thomasville, GA
    Posts
    3,527
    Impressive work, but a total waste of some mighty nice wood!
    Bill Arnold - Website - ShopCam
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    Ignorance is only skin deep, but stupid goes all the way to the marrow!
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •