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Turning a box
Jul 8th, 2010 at 8:13pm
 
It seems he's got a bit different way of doing the lid and mounting at different points. Looks like it works pretty well though.


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Re: Turning a box
Reply #1 - Jul 8th, 2010 at 11:30pm
 
in this video is he applying wax with a piece of sand paper.

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Reply #2 - Jul 9th, 2010 at 10:42am
 
Yes.  He uses a mix of wax and mineral oil.  Wax sanding is very effective because it makes a slurry that acts as a filler, the sandpaper lasts longer and the dust is dramatically reduced.

If you look at his (hayden's) uploads there are lots dedicated to techniques he uses and why.
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Reply #3 - Jul 9th, 2010 at 10:42pm
 
Enteresting aproach going to give it a try. I especially like the sanding with wax,will be giving that a try soon. Smiley
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Re: Turning a box
Reply #4 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 4:48am
 
Keep in mind that method for doing the lid only works for a piece where the continuity of grain is of little importance. Worked great for that piece, but I wouldnt try it with juniper.
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Reply #5 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 7:46pm
 
He definitely knows what he is doing and does a great job. However, parting off with a hacksaw while the lathe is running would scare me to death.
Any of you try that hacksaw for parting off?
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Reply #6 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 7:56pm
 
Nope.  I've seen that done in real life and it is very efficient, makes a clean cut, the blade is stationary, and hands are not near the blade but I wouldn't be confident enough to try it.
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Re: Turning a box
Reply #7 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 8:37pm
 

The hacksaw is an old turners trick -- Alan Lacer also uses one in his demos

Starrett Parting tool -- helps to have a high tensions frame and blade.  Just move the blade back an forth to clear the teeth.  the saw cuts the fibers and leaves a minimal change in grain patterns if matching is important.

Faster than a narrow parting tool with much less tearout.



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Reply #8 - Jul 10th, 2010 at 11:10pm
 
Used it today.  Works really well and easy.  I have had no catches using this method.  Clewes takes his box blanks to the band saw.  I don't like turning round pieces on the band saw without a v-block.  he seems to have no trouble with doing it though.  Just seems that the hack saw at the lathe is safer and just as efficient as going to the band saw.
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Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2010 at 8:43am
 
OK, good enough for me. You have given me the confidence to try it. I have always disliked the parting tool for that operation anyway. I did try a dovetail saw once. Wrong answer. I guess it has a lot to do with the fine teeth on a hacksaw?
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Reply #10 - Jul 12th, 2010 at 3:29pm
 
I am actually quite surprised by the responses here because I thought that using a hacksaw as a parting tool was an absolute no-no but to read that it is a viable technique has got me interested because there have been times I ruined a piece because my parting tool was too thick for the job.  I am very aware of the respect for, and promotion of, safety on this site so that gives me the confidence to give this a try, obviously applying the same level of safety awareness I always do.  As I said above, I've seen this technique used in a workshop and it seemed safe to me so this has been a very encouraging thread.
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Reply #11 - Jul 12th, 2010 at 5:03pm
 
I tried it last night on the Hickory Mallet I turned worked like a charm and at no time did I feel I was about to eat the saw frame.
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Re: Turning a box
Reply #12 - Jul 13th, 2010 at 10:12am
 
a hacksaw blade in it's holder is stiffer then just using the blade alone.  in the holder, it would be like a band saw with the piece moving and the blade still.  i would not use a regular hand saw to do this, since the blade is not rigid.
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