Large and Deep

Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Wayne E. Harmon, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Wayne E. Harmon

    Wayne E. Harmon

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    Long time turner ,3520b lathe ,New Clark deep hollowing rig, 38" long 18"dia
    log on floor. I should know this , but how do I go about centering this chunk so I can turn the O.D. to mount the steady.
    While we are at it ANY information dealing with very large and deep turning from anyone any where would be greatly appreciated.
    This is a whole new level of turning for me ,I don't want to spend my time
    reinventing the wheel
    Thanks , Wayne
     
  2. I don't know, Wayne, but there are some videos on the web where you might catch some tips/techniques.

    And, why don't you just contact Clark for some help?

    Seems to me that between centers is where you'd begin.
     
  3. odie

    odie

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    Just so happens, I have a Clark steady rest, and you are going to need something like this to steady a deep turning. He does a great job on making these. His steady rests are heavy, but very solid and rigid. I'm a bit finicky about these things, but Clark will work with you on any of your own ideas......great! My "spin doctor" has five wheels and nine positions.

    With a piece so large and heavy, you are going to need a couple strong sons to help you with alignment. (Ha! :D) Absent of that, you may want to consider a cable/chain with pulley or come-a-long suspended above the lathe......that way, a single person could do the alignment on his own.

    good luck

    ooc
     

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