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Rose engine build

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by michael alguire, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Marshall Sadler

    Marshall Sadler

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    Thanks for your detailed reply Rich. I do not currently have enough motivation (although it's growing) to jump into ornamental turning, I also lack some of the means in order to build my own rose engine.
    It is unfortunate you encountered so much objection Doug. On a positive note, your design sounds interesting; it would have been cool to see it in its prime and in operation.
     
  2. RichColvin

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    Marshall,

    You can buy the parts; in fact Jon Magill makes most available as a kit. There are other suppliers for other pieces. If you want to go there, let me know how I can help.

    What I am sensing with this thread is what I’ve thought : there is value in putting the information together in some web-based form.

    Rich
     
  3. Dwight R Rutherford

    Dwight R Rutherford

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    78474C5A-4BD5-4AFF-9FAE-BC70BB541EBE.jpeg Here is another DIY rose engine a friend and I made. This is loosely based on a design (Lathezilla) that Capt. Eddie Castelin came up with. It has a rocking headstock
     
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  4. Don Bunce

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    Here is a pic of my DIY rose engine. It uses a 5C spin index for the headstock, and the milling attachment for the Sherline lathe for the cutting frame. I had thought about making the MDF lathe, but due to lack of space, I wanted to mount it on my PM3520b.
    In hindsight, I would have been better off just making the MDF lathe, instead trying to reinvent the wheel, but I like building tools as much as turning wood. phpm1XRRbPM[1].jpg
     
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  5. charlie knighton

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    I suspect that is true of a lot of Woodturners.
     
  6. RichColvin

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    Don,

    I agree !

    Rich
     
  7. RichColvin

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    Can we see more pics ?
     
  8. Don Bunce

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