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    I purchased some mahogany on E-Bay a couple of days ago....It was delivered by TNT at 10 am today and With the weather being perfect I dragged the bandsaw and other equip: out doors so I could work in the sun.. and by 4 pm I'd produced this lot.. There should have been 15 but I lost one (it got killed by the router + my stupidity)...All ready for the next op: in the Lathe tomorrow....I can't drag the lathe outside tho' Too Heavy.

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    Oh My! Looks like you have some ukes to complete. You should post pic after you complete each stage. Have fun! Look forward to seeing them finished.

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    Ill second that I would be interested as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeMate View Post
    Oh My! Looks like you have some ukes to complete. You should post pic after you complete each stage. Have fun! Look forward to seeing them finished.
    About 18 months ago I demonstrated on the Cosmos how I made necks with a slide show.... I do some of the op's a little diffrent now.. but the method is basicly still the same..I wanted to know if anyone else uses a lathe for producing necks..anyway here it is again....just click on the pic.
    Last edited by Timbuck; 04-02-2010 at 10:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeMate View Post
    Oh My! Looks like you have some ukes to complete. You should post pic after you complete each stage. Have fun! Look forward to seeing them finished.
    As requested...14 necks fresh off the Lathe, all the same.. guaranteed dead straight, perfect radius, no flat spots or bumps, all ready for next op:
    Last edited by Timbuck; 04-25-2009 at 12:30 AM.

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    Very cool. Please continue documenting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deach View Post
    Very cool. Please continue documenting.
    Right next bit..Mark out, Rough saw, and then sand down face of machine head. Note specially made rest, to be used as you would a Sine Bar http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3Den%26sa%3DG so as to achieve the correct angle.

    Then over to the home made thickness sander to to get the back of the machine head, but only go up to the end stop

    End stop (3 mm drill bit)

    And a short time later all ready for the next op:
    Last edited by Timbuck; 04-25-2009 at 08:05 AM.

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    I've been a woodturner for several years but never considered using a wood lathe for this purpose, mahalo for the idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahnko Honu View Post
    I've been a woodturner for several years but never considered using a wood lathe for this purpose, mahalo for the idea!
    Theres no reason why it can't be done on a wood lathe Ahnko...all you need is a taper template or guide rest and away you go.

    By the way whats all that Gobbley gook mean under your posts?..It is very much like Yorkshire Dialect in the UK...Here's an example.
    Arrda gooin on mi ol mucka? ota oreet an arr's thi missis?.

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