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ISSUE ARCHIVES

JAN / FEB 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 1

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Grandfather Clock, Part 3
The Porch Swing
The Kite String Winder

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners

Products on Parade
The Shopsmith Lathe Duplicator
 
Academy Notes
Vertical Drill Press Set-Ups
 
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH
 
Service Pointers
Drill Press/Boring
Machine Tips

 
Safety Tips
Drilling & Boring Tips

SURF’S UP
Three New Accessories for Your MARK V
Specials & Online Catalog
Links Worth Visiting
Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

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Free Woodworking Tips
Request Accessory Catalog
Request MARK V Information Package

FEEDBACK
Contacting Shopsmith

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Shopsmith, Inc.
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Products
On
Parade

Lathe Duplication
One Good Turning Deserves Another . . .
And Another . . . And Another. . . And Another

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Turned legs and spindles add a touch of class to almost any woodworking project. The problem is that the project plans sometimes specify two or more identical spindles, or four identical legs. Turning a single leg is fairly easy, but turning three more just like the first can tax your lathe skills.
 
Lathe chisels are somewhat capricious. They often seem to work differently from one piece of wood to the next. The coves and beads you cut in one turning will turn out a little deeper or a little higher in the next, even though you used the same techniques. It could be that the angle you held the chisels at was just a little different, or that you fed the chisels with a little more pressure than before. Tiny differences in the way you hold and move the chisels will show up as big differences between turnings.
 
Fortunately, there is an easy way around these problems. Use the Shopsmith Lathe Duplicator to make duplicate turnings on your Shopsmith MARK V. This tool ‘follows’ a pattern to make precise  copies, one at a time. It’s a relatively easy tool to use, provided you follow some guidelines.
 
Note: The duplicator will make spindle and faceplate turnings, but we only have room to talk about spindle turnings here.

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