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Would adding this bed extension to a Jet 1642 be possible?

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Andrew McCarn, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. john lucas

    john lucas

    Apr 26, 2004
    Cookeville TN USA
    I had the Nova articulating arm. It was useless without stabilizing it. There was simply too much chatter. What I did was to attach some Althread to the bottom and adjusted it to touch the floor and stabilize the arm. Then it worked great except my floor wasn't even close to level so everytime I had adjust the tool rest position I had redo the Althread stabilizer.
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  2. charlie knighton

    charlie knighton

    Jan 20, 2006
    Andrew.....with using free-standing tool holder and not able to use tail stock.....I would use at least a 6 inch face plate and not a chuck.....just make blank extra thick.....or put screws in bowl side.....and then use chuck turning inside of bowl.....it's possible to turn whole bowl from the initial holding of the face plate.....if you have plenty of face plate you could leave it attached while it dry for second turning.....Terry M. does this.....he also uses waste block.....but on this big of piece I would not use waste block.....just extra thick blanks....if turning completely from face plate use extre thick blank with inside bowl out.....turn edges of bowl front and back at least an inch into blank.....note you will not be able to return to this area if turning to finished thickness.....then alternating inside and outside......you will have to move outboard turning stand and brace it when moving from inside and outside of bowl....depending on how large the finished bowl is.....you need tail stock to jam chuck.....or make a tennis racket type holder.....there is a Woodturnering word for it but it escapes me.....to turn the bottom
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
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