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Tested Tips for turners

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Wrench with spindel

Wrenches make quick, accurate calipers

Rather than constantly readjust my calipers when making small spindle turnings, I keep a set of open-ended wrenches at my lathe. The jaws of the wrenches fit into most spots and save me from resetting my calipers, particularly when I do repetitive spindle work.
--Martin Feldman, Amherst, N.Y.

Complete Guide to Woodturning

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Comments (7)
tfpreston wrote:

I sent you a long comment, of which you cut it off

6/19/2014 11:52:54 PM Report Abuse
xwarenout wrote:

Just wanted to say GREAT TIPS on turning, and liked all the earlier tips in previous issues. Have found lots of great projects through the years in WOOD also, Great mag. I build a lot of them and just give them out to friends. The fun is in the building and giving... Warenout

6/19/2014 02:36:39 PM Report Abuse
paul kruss wrote:

try just this

5/19/2011 06:26:16 PM Report Abuse
paul kruss wrote:

try just this

5/19/2011 06:26:16 PM Report Abuse
sawdusterlarry wrote:

Goodidea, but take it one step further and grind one of the open ended jaws at a steep angle. To use this method, first turn the tenon to about 1/8" to 1/4" bigger than the size wanted. Then back the tool rest off a bit to provide clearance to the wrench head. Apply gentle downward pressure when doing the cut to prevent the tool from grabbing and making the tenon smaller than wanted. The ground portion of the wrench is presented to the wood in a top orientation.

3/24/2011 12:29:04 PM Report Abuse
Marlen_at_WOOD wrote:

I personally use this tip in my shop when turning several different gift-type items, learn more here: Marlen @ WOOD

3/21/2011 09:20:58 AM Report Abuse

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