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Curved parts on the spindle moulder

Today I hosted our local woodworking club meeting.



The subject was a demonstration of using the spindle moulder on curved parts. I'd prepared a curved template using a bit of spare MDF, found a suitable offcut of oak and off we went. I use a circular guard on the SM that you follow with the template, works by being a bigger diameter than the cutter so if you angle the work wrongly, it is pushed away from the cutter. Quite safe, works well. It probably has a name, but I dont know what to call it. Anyway, everyone thought it was a great idea. When we came to actually try it, the SM didnt seem to be cutting very well and when I leaned on it a bit it burned the edge of the oak.

The illusion of competence was undermined somewhat by that, but it worked better when I turned the cutter head over and used the cutting edge and not the back of the blades.

Thankfully Isabelle arrived around that time with onion soup and red wine.

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We might be able to answer your question if you post a picture of the work instead of your club. I believe what you are referring to as a spindle moulder is what we call a shaper.
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We might be able to answer your question if you post a picture of the work instead of your club. I believe what you are referring to as a spindle moulder is what we call a shaper.
He had a question?

I read that he had made a mistake but discovered the problem and all ended well, particularly augmented with onion soup and wine.

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He had a question?

I read that he had made a mistake but discovered the problem and all ended well, particularly augmented with onion soup and wine.
Exactly !

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We might be able to answer your question if you post a picture of the work instead of your club. I believe what you are referring to as a spindle moulder is what we call a shaper.
Light relief not appreciated here ?

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Was it the wine that helped you to figure out that the blades were on backwards?

The other day I lost a belt on the belt sander. I set the sander aside without putting a new belt on. Later, I picked it up and tried to sand????? I suppose that it will sand much better after I put a new belt on.
At least I had no one watching me. LOL!!
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Light relief not appreciated here ?
I remember installing a blade on something backwards one time. ...maybe a circular saw? I think the rreason for the question by Steve was innocent. I didn't read a question either, but I think that you posted the thread so we could all identify with your humilation in front of your group.... a brave thing to admit.

Wine and naked women are not allowed in my shop, unless the lights are out and it's too dark to work....just sayin"

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Wine and naked women are not allowed in my shop, unless the lights are out and it's too dark to work....just sayin"
Only whisky in your shop then ...?

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Sounds like you were using a rub collar on the shaper, did you also learn to use a starting pin? One of the most important shaper accessories when doing shapes, without it, you have limited control of the workpiece.
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That W&H molder is one machine I have wanted for years.

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