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xx   LATHE

Tip suggests making a miniature "story pole" to keep track of tenon diameters when turning small production runs.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 31

Round-tenon sizing gauge that is faster than measuring with calipers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.5#1) pg. 11

Make a spindle sizing gauge from scrap wood. Use it to measure different diameters when turning spindles on a lathe.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1989 (v.5#6) pg. 8

Plastic template (lathe gauge) to check the diameter of lathe-turned legs and stretchers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 26

Make a layout jig to duplicate miniature turnings.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #103 Feb 1985 (v.9#7) pg. 26

Homemade wooden caliper to check fit for circular tenons before a work piece is removed from a lathe.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 20

Make a set of circular turning gauges, or special GO/NO-GO gauges, to check progress of wood turning without having to continuously reset a caliper to each of the different dimensions.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 21

Old-fashioned turners' gauges you can make yourself. They include a sizing tool, set gauge, Neild set gauge, disc caliper, and radius gauge.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 74

Adjustable gauge tells you when the correct depth of cut has been reached. Ideal for making duplicate turnings. Several gauges are used together to layout an entire turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 24

Two methods for turning duplicates. (1) Band saw the profile before turning. (2) Use a router and a template to shape the work piece on the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 14

A shop-built lathe duplicator.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 92

Lathe template made from 16-ga. metal is mounted on a swinging arm and held lightly against the turning work piece with a spring.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 12

"Third hand" holds a master spindle (pattern) in full view directly behind the work piece being copied.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 10

Adjustable go/no-go shop made lathe gauge is made from wood and machine screws. Each gauge measures two different diameters
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 10

Tip: Mark multiple calipers with tape to prevent using the wrong one when doing production turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 12

Router-based duplicator for your lathe. Simple plywood box supports a router as it is guided along a profile template. The router cuts the desired pattern on the work piece rotating in the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 14

Lathe layout tool. Scribing gauge speeds layout by scoring several layout lines at once. Made from scrap wood and drywall screws.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 10

Lathe duplicators. A buyer's guide to the selection and use of machines and attachments for turning multiples.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 68
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 4

Technique for sizing round tenons on the lathe (without any need to dismount and remount the spindle).
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 16

Fixture for duplicating profiles on the lathe. Hinged templates ride on the work piece and drop into place when exact profile is achieved.
FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 18

Inside and outside calipers made of plywood or fiberboard are useful in wood turning.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 30

Simple layout tool speeds up the marking of stations on production turnings. Tool is made from wood and nails.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Summer-Fall 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 41

When turning duplicate parts on a wood lathe, this "model holder" will keep your original pattern close at hand for quick and easy measurements.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 54

Great woodworking jigs for your shop. Part 2. (1) Lathe semaphore jig to help when making repetitive (duplicate) turnings. (2) Lathe steady rest for thin, wobbly stock. (3) Drum and disk sanding on a lathe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 106

Optical template for easier wood-turning. By viewing your work piece in a one way mirror, which has a pattern behind the mirror, you are able to see the work piece with the pattern superimposed on it. This facilitates making duplicate copies.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1977 (v.210#4) pg. 186

Tip on making fixed-size calipers from sheet aluminum.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #58 Jan 1991 (v.10#4) pg. 10

Simple gauge marks lengths on repeated lathe turnings.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #90 May 1996 (v.16#2) pg. 11

Tip suggests putting tape strip marked with diameter reference points on a lathe tool rest.
WOOD MAGAZINE #49 Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 12

Mark sections of a turning with color pencils to distinguish bead from cove areas.
WOOD MAGAZINE #57 Dec 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 18

Tip suggests using a set of open-end wrenches as calipers when making small turnings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #99 Oct 1997 (v.14#6) pg. 26

Simple depth gauge for use when turning bowls and other wooden vessels that helps prevent cutting through the outside edge when removing the inside material.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 30

Tip: Use open-end wrenches as calipers when turning tenons on spindles.
WOODSMITH #26 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 3

Caliper stick for use when wood turning features a series of semicircles of known diameters.
WOODSMITH #55 Feb 1988 pg. 3

Copy turning by hand. A step-by-step guide to making a pattern and turning duplicate table legs.
WOODTURNING #57 Nov 1997 pg. 51

Tip on reinforcing lathe duplicator patterns with a layer of plastic laminate.
WOODWORK #30 Dec 1994 pg. 18

Tip on color coding when multiple calipers are used for the same wood turning.
WOODWORK #33 Jun 1995 pg. 12

Wood turning aids. Part 4. The sizing tool. How to use this special type of caliper.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 323

The floater copier. Simple duplicating attachement for a woodlathe. This device will reproduce a spindle-shape from a flat template inserted into the copier.
WOODWORKER #1104 Nov 1985 (v.89) pg. 869

Tip: Use a large washer (with a hole of appropriate size) in place of a caliper when making dowels on a lathe.
WOODWORKER Oct 1988 (v.92#10) pg. 890

Tip: How to make a template of a wood turning.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 11

Tip: How to make a gauge to check the tenon diameter when turning tenons.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 55

A gauge to measure lathe-turned round tenons is made from hardboard.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 22