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post #1 of 14 Old 12-21-2010, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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I need a super crazy good experienced turner!!

Ok i tried getting help when i first introduced myself but no one could seem to help me. So maybe now all you woodturners seen my post. But i would like some help turning plugs for stretched ears. Heres an ex.
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I'm not a wood turner, but I would probably turn many of them on one piece of stock. Make all of the flutes, coves what ever you want to call them on one piece.

I know there is a way to drill out the hole on the lathe but I don't know if you have the right equipment or how to advise you if you did.

You could set up your drill press to drill out the centers. I would clamp the entire thing to a fence, line up accordingly and use a forstner bit to drill through.

Edit: sand the outside on the lathe before drilling out the inside. Sand the inside by hand. Use shellac as a hypoallergenic finish.

Edit x2: lol. Be careful of walnut some people have allergies to nuts and can have a reaction from the wood. Also be careful of many exotics, look them up first , as they can be toxic.

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We use to have a member around here posting these things. What kind of sizes are we talking about?

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Well i got some bloodwood and zebrawood and lots of others that are ok to but in your lobes. But the sizes im looking for are any where from 1 inch and up. Right now mine are 1 3/4inch. But everytime i try to turn some i can never seem to get the shape right and i'm not sure where to start i guess thats what im trying to get out.
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Ok, so I went out to figure out how I would do it. I put together a little tutorial. Take a look at it and see if it helps any and maybe we can go from there. You can download it here. ( You may want to right click the link and "save as")

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Thank you
That helped alot! Your the only person that made sense. I guess it helps seeing pictures. =) But if i wanted to put like a inlay of another wood in it would i glue the other wood inside it and then turn it?
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Yea, glue it up first.

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ok thanks =) any certain glue thats better then others?
and there are plugs shaped as teardrops how in the world would that be made? It just dont make any sense how to get that shape.
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Titebond is the most popular for glue ups but I'm not sure for your purposes. One thing you might want to read up on is making wooden rings since they to are worn on the body.

Those last examples could be cut on a scroll saw and then shaped and sanded by hand to get the concave formed.

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Ok your just loaded with facts =) and i think you again you have helped me alot. But i got one more question. Well for right now haha. But can acrylic be turned on a wood lathe?
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Yes, many pens are made from that and other materials.

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ok i can not thank you enough you just made my day. Thank you so much.
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Ok, so I went out to figure out how I would do it. I put together a little tutorial. Take a look at it and see if it helps any and maybe we can go from there. You can download it here. ( You may want to right click the link and "save as")
Wonderful tutorial! The photos make it first class. Thanks!
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Well I learned a lot. Nice tutorial.

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