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gus3049

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This method that Phil Streeting showed us a while ago is brilliant. I normally duplicate by eye and calipers but using a split paper pattern makes the basic job so easy its ridiculous. You still have to refine the details but all the basics are done in a jiffy. As soon as the paper drops, its there.

Terrific idea. So often, its the simple things that work best - look at me :lol:
 

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Expect it will be obvious when explained, but hasn't quite clicked for me yet ?!!!

Are you just making a template to work to ?

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paulm":zlw39y2e said:
Expect it will be obvious when explained, but hasn't quite clicked for me yet ?!!!

Are you just making a template to work to ?

Cheers, Paul
Yes BUT.... because the template is split along its length - maybe the pic isn't obvious- each section can drop individually so you can work on each bit rather than gradually reducing the whole thing until the pattern fits. Its very quick and easy.
 

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Aaah, think I've got it now, like lots of fingers and when you get the right shape/diameter in front of a finger it drops past the wood, clever !

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paulm":2zik33df said:
Aaah, think I've got it now, like lots of fingers and when you get the right shape/diameter in front of a finger it drops past the wood, clever !

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Precisement!
 

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Don't ya just hate it when this happens??

Shape went fine straight off the pattern, just needed to refine the details and sand and move onto number three. Stopped the lathe and a chunk has fallen out at the base. I didn't feel it under the tool. I can't just shorten it as its one of a set. Looks like I will have to do another pair!! Probably won't pierce them though, the shape isn't too bad as it is so someone will probably go for them.

Rats.
 

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