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Building an Orrey
Sep 24th, 2013 at 2:58pm
 
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There is a neat jig for turning a ball (zebrawood) in this video
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Reply #1 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 3:22pm
 
Very cool.
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Reply #2 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 3:38pm
 
Cool, and an awesome blues sound track......

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Reply #3 - Sep 24th, 2013 at 5:14pm
 
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Reply #4 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 6:39am
 
I thought I was in the wrong forum for a minute with all that metal flying  Huh  Undecided Undecided  Cheesy  Neat video  Thumbs Up
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Reply #5 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 10:37am
 
Very cool!
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Reply #6 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 11:03am
 
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Kudos to those that know the word

I new the word but was looking for a little more wood in the video.
I think this guy needs less compressed air and a bit more vacuum. I would hate to clean his shop after a project like this.
I have seen many kits online that I thought of buying, mainly because I don't have the metal working knowledge or tools to make my own.
Cool video, thanks
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Reply #7 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 12:45pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Sep 25th, 2013 at 11:03am:
I new the word but was looking for a little more wood in the video.


There is a lot of food for thought in this video. I've seen clocks with wooden gears that keep decent time. I've don't think it would be a far reach to make an Orrey out of wood. I'd bet there are plans for wooden Orreys. Also the jig for spheres might give someone an idea to build one that's more suited for woodturners than machinists

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Reply #8 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 5:12pm
 
Don't get me wrong Ron, I enjoyed it and agree that there are lots of new ideas spinning in my head after watching it. It just threw me off a bit at first when all I saw was metal spinning and machining.
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Reply #9 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 6:20pm
 
Sorry if I made you feel that way, it wasn't my intention. And you are right the video is out of the ordinary for this site. My apologies.
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Reply #10 - Sep 25th, 2013 at 8:44pm
 
No apologies needed, out of the ordinary is a good thing. It keeps the little grey cells active.
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Reply #11 - Sep 26th, 2013 at 4:34am
 
Nice machines. Drool.
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Reply #12 - Sep 26th, 2013 at 8:00am
 
Ed Weber wrote on Sep 25th, 2013 at 8:44pm:
out of the ordinary is a good thing. It keeps the little grey cells active.



That's what I thought
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Reply #13 - Oct 10th, 2013 at 7:41pm
 
Finally got to view this video.  Thanks Ron.  As a craftsman I have the appreciation for great work.  There is precision I can only dream of!  Introductions to new ideas can come from many directions.  Glad you pointed out the sphere jig.  Our club has a challenge going for an object that doesn't sit flat.  I did a Soren scoop and tried to figure out a sphere jig to speed up production.  After all I am a jigaholic!
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