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    Some "Wobbly" Practice

    I'm doing this between centers, nothing special, just trying to get a handle on how this stuff wobbles, and it is neat, but you got to really stay behind that tool rest, and a dark background behind the piece being turned (if it is light colored wood) is a help too............

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    Started out small and simple, kind of looks like a stylized duck.....

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    next I tried to get some different discs going, it sort of worked....

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    Finally, I had a nice piece of Walnut just begging for destruction....

    As you can see, this is still in the "Practice" phase, but it is really neat, I just have to learn how these all go together, so to speak......

    Cheers!
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    Stu, looking good for the first go...I think you are going to have some fun with this one?
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    Looks way fun... and definitely adds interest to the final project.
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    Sure keeps you wide awake when you are turning them too

    Jean-Francois Escoulen is the master at this stuff, check out this chess table and chess set he did a while back...........

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    All from his site www.escoulen.com

    Of course, he has over 35 years of turning experience and a bucket load of talent....

    But is sure is something to aspire to!
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    Have you had anything fly off yet?

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    Stu,

    Did he give a price on the new chuck coming out? It really looks intriguing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan View Post
    Have you had anything fly off yet?
    Pete, the correct question is "How many have you had fly off....."

    Only a couple so far, one was a flaw in the wood, as I got to the outside corners of the axis, and applied (slight!) pressure to the piece, I hear it go crack..... and then it just kind of sagged and fell down.

    Jean-Francois warned us of this, and told us that at each axis move, apply only slight pressure on the tail stock, and turn the lathe on at a low speed, slowly ramping up the speed and the pressure on the tail stock........... and stand out of the firing line while doing so.........

    The other one, I was doing an eccentric goblet, and I cut just a bit to far, and then top half of the goblet went for a ride......

    Oh well, one thing I learned from watching Jean and Eli was that sometimes, even they only make shavings, and that is alright, especially if you learn something from it.

    Cheers!
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    Stuart, you had a very nice time with your newest thing, isn't.
    Looks good, take care huh with all that wobble, and some flying objects.
    I'm full of envy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Jordan View Post
    Stu,

    Did he give a price on the new chuck coming out? It really looks intriguing
    He said it will retail for 380 Euro over there, what it will sell for in the US?

    Dunno
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    He said it will retail for 380 Euro over there, what it will sell for in the US?

    Dunno
    According to my calculations that would be $537.65. That seem a bit steep to a poor working 5th grade teacher.

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