MCW Sept '12 Program
Sep 18, 2012Public
Photo: Bob Grudberg shares information on wood toxicity after it was brought up in show and tell.
Photo: Gary Guenther starts with a support for a reversed hollow form, sometimes known as a Kirsten Kone.  The purpose is to apply pressure at the bottom of the form, not at the thin rim.
Photo: Gary shows off a spindle-threaded tap that he uses to put threads in wood to screw it onto the headstock or into a live center.
Photo: Gary shows his threaded live center (a 'chuck adapter') that the can screw on he newly tapped piece of wood to use for a jam chuck.
Photo: Carl talks about a spring loaded "spring center" he uses to keep pressure on the spindle tap as he turns it by hand on the lathe.
Photo: Carl Powell shows his bolt with threads that fit his chuck.
Photo: Tim Aley found a rare earth magnet around the house and uses it for holding the screws as he switches the jaws in his chuck.
Photo: Tim just found thread lock for his tool rest banjo.
Photo: Phil Brown shows a jam chuck using a tail center.
Photo: Here he shows it with a bowl.
Photo: Phil shows super-sized jam chuck with the ability to have different sized rings for different sized flares or bowls.
Photo: Here he adds a thick, cushioned flare jam chuck.  This is actually another variation on a Kirsten Kone.
Photo: Phil shows a thinner version.
Photo: Phil does everything at a larger level.  Here he shows the back of his donut chuck.
Photo: Phil shows the front side with lineup lines and holes for up to 6 screws.
Photo: The donut for a special bowl that only Phil makes, but you can make them any size to fit your forms.
Photo: Phil Brown explains his adjustments for his circle cutting jig for the band saw.
Photo: Now that it is a circular, lets cut the bowl at an angle and make less work on the lathe.
Photo: Phil shows his two-dimensional leveling gauge.
With a belt sander level in both directions,  these brick-layer levels on sticks can be positioned with one on the high and the other on low points of a dried bowl to sand the bowl bottom flat and parallel to the top, in order to lay flat in a chuck or on a face plate.
Photo: Bob Browning shows junk mail that he brings down to the shop and uses for taking notes, mixing glue, or whatever you use paper for in the shop.
Photo: Here is a tool that Bob made for the pole lathe, from a file.
Photo: Bob Browning shows a napkin ring and said that he wondered how he could make them.
Photo: Bob shows a jig to hold napkin rings with a wedge he inserts to keep it tight.
Photo: It was interesting how well the jigs and tips flowed together.   Here, the transition to our next presenter was sitting on the table together with it.