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    Fresh from the workshop

    My new Sphere turning jig. The design is largely due to materials I happened to have to hand. It can turn Spheres up to about 8 diameter.

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    Very nice William.

     
     
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    Nicely made looks better than a bought one

     
     
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    That's superb William, would you be prepared to post design / plans or just advice on how you made it.

    I've got a small metal lathe that could handle some of it and little else to keep me occupied.
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    Clean as a whistle Wiliam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lons View Post
    That's superb William, would you be prepared to post design / plans or just advice on how you made it.

    I've got a small metal lathe that could handle some of it and little else to keep me occupied.
    I very rarely draw plans although I do draw out some components to double check dimensions sometimes. Most of it is self explanatory but I can take a better picture of some of the parts if it helps Bob. It was made specifically to fit my Axminster AT1416VS so adjustments will need to be made to fit whatever wood turning lathe you have.

     
     
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    Nice work. Does the upper portion of the post pivot to enable cutting coves/hollows too?

    Pete

     
     
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    Spot on William.
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    Very nice bit of work. Well done mate.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly View Post
    Nice work. Does the upper portion of the post pivot to enable cutting coves/hollows too?

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    The upper part does rotate on the main shaft and is held in place with a locking lever. It’s not intended for cutting coves though.

     
     

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