Found picture of jig

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My laptop gave out with all my pictures on it . Lucky I keep every thing on flash drives . I finally located a picture of the jig used to make my last bowl .

Wheaties

It never ceases to amaze me how much work actually goes into making those segmented bowls. Even before turning a single rotation on a lathe this would wear thru a weeks work for me. You do awesome work, and I for one really appreciate how much work it is.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Thanks ,Thorreain , means a lot coming from you ,your skills amazing

Wheaties

Thorreain is right. The amount of work before you can actually start your project, it’s simply amazing. Making some of the jigs used for the projects are projects themself. Excellent creativity and craftsmanship by a true craftsman. I love being apart of this group, the knowledge since joining is phenomenal. Thank you for all you share and contribute.

Jamesw

Could you explain a little bit more about what’s going on here? In still wrapping my head around this. Is the jig pivoting on an arc over a router? How did you deal with the changes in depth of cut? Or am I way off? Either way, this is fascinating and creative.

Losing fingers since 1969

Brian – The tube is held in the jig by two spring clamps . I then take a curved pattern and lay out two lines a 1/4 " apart. Then looking in from the open bottom I cut the piece out free hand . The jig makes sure the cut stays parallel as I move the whole thing on my scroll saw . The arm of the scroll saw goes inside the tube as I cut . The n I remove the piece from the jig and glue a precut pc of aged cedar in the slot and clamp it with three large hose clamps . Being as the cuts are at an angle you have to clamp the sides so it doesn’t slip upwards when tightening the clamps . Let dry over night . Had to do this 20 times .

Wheaties

I get it now. I thought the cuts weren’t going all the way through before. Ingenious!

Losing fingers since 1969

Good idea Bruce very inovative.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

That’s an interesting and very clever technique. Did you come up with it yourself? Well done.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Yeah I came up with it on my own . I had that Idea rattling around in my head for a long time . Then I took a coffee can and cut the bottom out and removed the blade . After a few dry runs I figured out how high I had to raise the tube and the maximum length I could cut at a curve before the front of the tube hit the upper support on the saw.

Wheaties

My compliments. Very clever indeed and an opportunity to make people wonder “how did he do that?” That’s always worth while.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.