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Mike Turner
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Off Center Turning?
Apr 10th, 2016 at 2:28pm
 
Does anyone on here ever do any off center turning? Do you use a homemade jig or one of the special chucks? I want to try it sometime and am just gathering my thoughts.
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Re: Off Center Turning?
Reply #1 - Apr 10th, 2016 at 7:43pm
 
The examples I've seen simply moved the stock on the headstock and tailstock drives.
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Reply #2 - Apr 10th, 2016 at 9:39pm
 
There are as many different types of off center turning as there are oak, or maple trees. One end can be off set with the other end staying on center. Both ends can be off set from the center. You can turn on multiple center points. The center points can be off set from each other which can result in a spiral. I have played with it, and could show a few examples. One thing for sure, sharp tools, and much slower turning speeds.

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Reply #3 - Apr 10th, 2016 at 10:12pm
 
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The above is a handout by Barbara Dill.  Should serve you well to get started.  If you want to spend some money there are eccentric chucks available.  A good use of some old 2x4's.  Takes lots of practice.  Fun stuff though.
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Reply #4 - Apr 11th, 2016 at 10:31am
 
Larry, that is making me drool since I am trying to 'expand my horizons' and trim my belt line....

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Re: Off Center Turning?
Reply #5 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 8:22pm
 
I have the PSI off center chuck system. A lot of fun, cloverleaf bowls, off set bud vases, etc. An inexpensive and solid piece of kit that opens up a load of opportunities.
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Re: Off Center Turning?
Reply #6 - Apr 14th, 2016 at 10:04pm
 
sounds like you need to visit the Robert Bosco site. Amazing turnings and jigs described...
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Re: Off Center Turning?
Reply #7 - May 24th, 2016 at 4:06pm
 
Kind of late to the party on this but David Reed Smith has a bunch of info on his site on building jigs & fixtures for offset turning.

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