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Ron Sardo
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Box turning tip
Jan 26th, 2008 at 1:59pm
 
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When I turn boxes, I use the base as a jam chuck. Sometimes things don't always go perfectly, I made the lid a little loose. So I used a sheet of paper to hold the lid in place.

Turning the top of the lid is usually not a problem but shaping the sides can be. The cutting action of the tool will want to pop off the lid. So I take a live center, remove the tip and place a soda bottle cap between the center and the wood to prevent marring the wood.

If you look at the base you will notice that I turned most of it away, This helps me visualize the complete form. I like as much wood as possible to support the box so I do this after I hollow out the insides.
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Re: Box turning tip
Reply #1 - Jan 26th, 2008 at 2:59pm
 
Thx Ron, got some great tips their and some I will be using. Grin
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Reply #2 - Jan 26th, 2008 at 3:03pm
 
Ron;

You are a wealth of Information and very timely too!   Smiley  I was just this morning trying to figure out how to do something like this without damageing the wood with the tail center.  Thank you for sharing your suggestions and pictures..

Ric
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