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Old 5th September 2012, 11:18 PM   #471
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Neither am I, 'tis exciting!
Ahhhhh, Phase plugs!
Yes, indeed. I have a lump of rosewood, there's enough to make 3 pairs, but as to finding some one to turn them?
Any one reading this thread and your from the UK..... and know a RELIABLE wood turner, let me know.
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Old 6th September 2012, 10:21 AM   #472
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I have the guy who made mine. He's about 30sec walk from my door. I got two sets made and sent a pair to Godzilla in the U.S. for his 12LTAs and he loves them too.
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Old 6th September 2012, 02:14 PM   #473
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Could you ask him if he would be interested in making some more?
My lump of wood measures just under 200 x 100, the plugs are 48 or 49 dia, cant remember what you said yours measure JKRO, easy cuts for me would yield 1pair with 1 spare or 3pair.
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Old 6th September 2012, 04:04 PM   #474
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Mine are 44mm dia 62.5mm long and about 38mm before the transition starts
Would you like the same?
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Old 6th September 2012, 04:55 PM   #475
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It would make sense if I did.
44mm dia means I'd only need to send a bit 100mm x 50mm (1 pair) and what ever length your man needs to chuck up with spare for parting off, best to ask your man what he needs though. Material can be posted t'morro or Saturday / early next week.
Fire me a pm and let me know.
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Old 6th September 2012, 05:23 PM   #476
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Turn them ? Seriously?
Do you have a drill press? Or even a electric drill and a bench vise?
If so: insert a screw into a suitable block of wood. Chuck the thing into either type of Drill. Then using a Rasp 'lathe' the bit of wood to rough shape. Once passably close, Use reducing grades of Sandpaper to final shape then polish. Dip the finished piece into a tin of Poly U varnish, hang to dry and jobs done.. except for the final fitting.
With luck maybe a half to an hour's work for 2.. Kinda fun work too.
Using a cardboard(?) shape template helps immeasurably in shaping and consistency.
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Old 6th September 2012, 07:18 PM   #477
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Oh, I know how to do it without a lathe, I have scar's from electric drills and bits of wood/metal/composites.
I'm sure that whatever I pay for these to be done by a wood turner will be worth it.
I could always take a mould and cast some in resin with metal filler and/or glitter.
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Old 6th September 2012, 10:06 PM   #478
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With luck maybe a half to an hour's work for 2.
Ha, Ha, Ha. A bit of an under estimate.

I start with turned blanks and to do a proper job takes longer than that.

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Old 7th September 2012, 02:32 AM   #479
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Welll.. I Can only postulate that yer dead Sloooow :-).
Possibly using unsuitable tools?
'Turned' more than few of these shapes and a half hour / piece is an honest, ample, reasonable time frame.
It takes mere minutes with a healthy cutting tool and a decent spindle speed.
Most of the time is spent in polishing / prepping for the Urethane Sheep Dip.
Possibly? some of the exotic and imo 'silly' Exotic (endangered hardwoods may seriously resist cutting implements and slow things down ?
Dunno..as Fir has always been 'good enough' for my projects
A premade template is a wonderous time saver, I've found
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My lump of hardwood was found washed up on the beach,its been out of the water for about 5yrs now. About a year ago, I took a smoothing plane to it with, fresh edge on the iron went blunt after half the reveal.
The figure is Very wild.
I'll destroy the teeth on the saw when it gets cut.
Not the kind of thing to mount in a drill press imho
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