Using Live Video in Woodturning Projects

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  1. AlanZ

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    At the Gizmos and Gadgets session of the 2015 AAW symposium, I presented this new video.

    It is a brief overview into various methods of using live video in woodturning projects. Detailed videos will follow.

    I hope you find the techniques useful in your own projects, and look forward to seeing how you apply them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kYF3fgwhBs
     
  2. James Seyfried

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    Very cool Alan! I can't wait for the detailed videos! Do you have sources for some of the (less common) hardware? I would think a video setup would be very helpful turning spheres too. Thanks for posting this.
     
  3. AlanZ

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    James, when viewing my YouTube video, click on the account name (Zentient1), and public facing videos should be listed.
     
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    Agreed, turning spheres should be much easier using a graphic overlay.
    It's similar to an approach that uses a point light source above the workpiece that casts a shadow down onto a piece of paper on the lathe bed that has a drawn circle on it.
    You keep shaping it until the shadow matches the drawing.

    That said... at the symposium Lauren and I ordered a Vermec sphere jig.
    I'm in it for the toys... err, tools!
     
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    Hi Alan.....

    That's a very interesting video. If I'm not mistaken, I've seen a video of yours before that is using an electronic image to determine wall thickness. I do have one question for you......is it adaptable to gouge use? The reason I ask, is because as a gouge progress through an interior curve, the point at which the cutting takes place varies as the gouge turns on it's axis, while negotiating that curve......

    Always enjoy your input.....

    ko
     
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    Oldie,

    I don't think I know the video you are referencing, I don't think it's one of mine.

    However I am very interested in exploring the relationship of the cutting tool to the wood, particularly in relation to the target profile.

    This would be of great use, for example, when turning the outside of a bowl, or a spindle profile... by turners with limited vision.

    Soon I will start a thread in the woodturners with disabilities forum to explore any options.
     
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    Oh, sorry Alan.....perhaps I've mistaken you for someone else.

    Would like to see how this concept applies to a gouge.......

    ko
     
  8. Douglas Ladendorf

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    Odie, I believe it's Trent Bosch you are thinking of. He came out with a rig like that.

    Alan, thanks for the videos. Im curious why you chose the Vermec jig vs. the Carter one (or others?) not that I'm looking just like to hear about other toys...err, tools. :)
     
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    That was a very interesting video synopstois. I found the ideas on tracing and drawing to be very stimulating to the old noggin. Tracing could open windows for the non artists among us to add more specific art to our pieces.
     
  10. Dave Fritz

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    Thank you so much. It looks like I'm going to miss having sold my articulated arm from our photography days.

    Dave Fritz
     
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    You might be thinking about the commercial product called CutterVision by JT Turning Tools.
     
  12. Mark Hepburn

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    Trent Bosch has a product that uses a video display. Very cool. I looked for it at the symposium but didn't see it.
     
  13. John Torchick

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    Rather interesting. I would have to get my eight year old grandson to help me with all that electronic stuff. He's showing me how to get apps on my cellphone.
     
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    It is easy to miss things at the trade show.
    I'm still wondering where a few people were. Trent was just around the corner from Rubber Chuckie
    Between Steve Worcester and Curt Theobald.

    I'll be using Trent'ts visualizer in at least one demo at the FWS if you can wait that long.

    the Bosch visualizer is a giant leap forward from the laser pointer.
    I've been using the laser pointer in hollowing for about 18 years.
    The laser pointer only shows the distance from one point on the cutter.
    The Bosch system shows all sides of the cutter so it does not have to be reset 3 times as I hollow around a curve.

    I'll be using some of Steve's Abranet too! Abranet sands wet wood quite well and lasts a long long time.

    Al
     
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