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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#185891 by beeg » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:25 am

Just a thought here. How about routing a groove at the template so that the chips would fall through the hole. That way the chips woodn't build up.

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#185894 by masonsailor2 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:30 pm

Very well done. The jig is amazing as are the results! I use one that involves a router and have never been satisfied with results. I think I will give your concept a try. I have also toyed with the idea of buying the duplicator but it always seemed a large expense for the few times I have needed it. Thanks for all the info and photos.
Paul

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#185905 by rcplaneguy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:49 pm

Very cool!
Non-cupped carbide cutters when applied flat (scraper) can give a rough finish, but cupped versions can give amazing results, especially when tilted (skew).

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#185919 by mountainbreeze » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:40 am

That is one fancy toothpick!

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#185922 by tdubnik » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:25 am

rcplaneguy wrote:Very cool!
Non-cupped carbide cutters when applied flat (scraper) can give a rough finish, but cupped versions can give amazing results, especially when tilted (skew).



I watched the video and he did an amazing job with those tools. I think the problem in my application is that I can't tilt the cutter to get that shearing cut. I would have to use it like a scraper and would probably get results similar to what I got.

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#185986 by masonsailor2 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:16 am

Does the SS duplicator allow you to change the angle of the cutter ?
Paul

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#185987 by algale » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:51 am

masonsailor2 wrote:Does the SS duplicator allow you to change the angle of the cutter ?
Paul


I think you could change the angle of the cutter but not the follower.

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#187675 by tdubnik » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:45 am

An unexpected benefit to this project is that it turned profitable!!

There is a shop in my nearby town that makes and sells farm tables and other rustic furniture. To this point they have used square legs as they have no turning ability. I showed them the legs that I turned and received an immediate order for two sets. Once I delivered them, she ordered another set and one of her business associates ordered two more sets. As soon as she sells these tables she says she will order more.

This is working out well EXCEPT that she wanted legs that were 5" square. My problem is that my Shopsmith jointer only goes to 4". I had to come up with a different way to dress my lumber so I could make the blanks.

I managed to do this on my V-drum sander to flatten one side of a 2x6, jointed one edge and then used the Shopsmith Pro-Planer to take care of the other side. I was then able to glue up blanks and proceed with turning.

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#187676 by forrestb » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:02 am

But you can flattening boards wider than the SS jointer 4 inches.

I posted recently on how it is done. I flattened an 8 inch wide board by first jointing on the 4 inch jointer.

Watch the video at http://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16137&p=186020#p186020

Forrest

PS not sure how to insert a Forum post??

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Re: Duplicating turned legs without a duplicator

#187682 by tdubnik » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:18 pm

forrestb wrote:But you can flattening boards wider than the SS jointer 4 inches.

I posted recently on how it is done. I flattened an 8 inch wide board by first jointing on the 4 inch jointer.

Watch the video at http://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16137&p=186020#p186020

Forrest

PS not sure how to insert a Forum post??



I did try that but I didn't like the results I was getting. Must have been doing something wrong and will have to try again. The ridge I was getting was too pronounced and was not even end to end. I should have probably taken smaller cuts and that might have done it.

Thanks for the post.

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