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Larry Whitlow
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Turning Stave Cylinder
Apr 7th, 2013 at 2:00pm
 
Not sure if this question should be here or in the Tips/Techniques section.   I will be making a 10" diameter cylinder using stave construciton.  It will be about 6" long. I will be using 3/4" stock.  I'm scratching my head about how best to mount the cylinder to the lathe so I can turn the outside round. I will also have to cut a small rebate in each end of the cylinder. For what it is worth, I have a talon chuck with various jaws, including the jumbo jaws.


Any advice on the best way to do this would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: Turning Stave Cylinder
Reply #1 - Apr 7th, 2013 at 2:09pm
 
I start out using cole jaws and fit a plug and glue block on one end. Next I turn a tenon on the glue block then reverse and mount on a chuck.

I've also plugged both ends and then turn as a spindle.

Which technique I use depends on the outcome I'm looking for.
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Reply #2 - Apr 7th, 2013 at 4:12pm
 
I did a large one for use as a plant pot. I made plugs of two layers of plywood for each end, then mounted a face plate on one and brought up the live center on the other. It worked very well.
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Re: Turning Stave Cylinder
Reply #3 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 12:04am
 
Thanks for the tips.  These will definately work for me.  I'm basically making a round housing for a clock.  One end will be the clock face.  Other will have a small door to access the clock "works" ("works" in my case means the battery).

Larry
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Re: Turning Stave Cylinder
Reply #4 - Apr 8th, 2013 at 8:52am
 
I made a staved box last weekend for Beads of courage and I used a glue block and then just put a soft extension on the live center and used that to help hold the bottom to the headstock.
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