I’ve got to stay away from the forums for a while. Seeing this makes me want ANOTHER tool for the shop. And, after stopping at Woodcraft in Louisville after my doctor appointment on Wednesday, its looking bad. The wife isn’t happy. Now I NEED a lathe…
That’s a cheep one to make though! I’ll be putting that on my list soon.
Even though the wedgie sleds work without the “wedge” being centered… I would rather the segments all be equal parallelograms… I think if I were to build one my wedges would have locating pins that made lining them up in the center a breeze.
Locating pins would be very easy to add. Just use the centerline off the two fences. Pens would need to be removeable
Harbor freight has a good entry level lathe. I have one.
The problem is that in this design the weggies are too small to fit between the two fences to properly align the fences
You have an excellent idea if the weggies were larger
You are correct. The two fences only have to align relative to each other. Being square to the blade is not relevant. I going to try some different angle to see how it will look. I also understand that the blade can be tilted as well. Sounds like experiments are going to be fun
What type of pigment in the epoxy?
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there is a link to a sled with fixed points in this thread. Any wood turners?
it is the one I use…
I used acrylic paint
This is a great sled. The only thing that I do not like about it when cutting your wood on the wedgie closest to you there is no support for the wood and it has a tendency to move
added a couple of locating slots to make the wedge perpendicular to the cutting edge
seemed to work well, made my first 10 sided ring out of scrap plywood
Could not resist!
Who machined the pry bars to accept the carbide cutters?
I would consider replacing the plastic with maple handles for them as well.
I did all the machining and the tapping to accept the screws. Yes, I plan to put handles on them as well
Interesting I may try that when I get back to turning next … well whenever.
Those looks awesome!!
Thank you. The fuzzy was not bad as it looks. Most of it was the blue tape that I used to hold down the project