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post #1 of 6 Old 12-14-2008, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not bias but I want to be

I saw a guy take a block of "4x4" I think and clipped two corners and then turned it. came out with wings, and looked really cool. he said it was called " turning on the bias". I would like to try my hand at it, but the most close I can come to it is turning a square bowl.
Any info would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-14-2008, 09:58 PM
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I've only done one and it was a long time ago. I believe what I did was take a square block 4x4x4. Mount it between centers. Put 2 opposing corners on the centers. Then turn a tenon on one end for the chuck or glue block. Mount it in the chuck and start turning. Wish I could remember who did the demo I saw so I could give them credit.
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I am not sure if this is what you mean, but one of my customers specializes in these. This is on a larger scale if it's what you are talking about.
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Hey Tex,
What's with that ugly wood with all the red streaks? Must have got a free bowl of soup with that blank.......
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Photo I found.

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I found this link of turning on the bias
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I found an old four sheet instruction sheet on bias turning, It has been copied so many times you can barely make out the pictures (word also light) He used a 6x6 piece, but and any size block would work as I see it. He didn't cut a tenon on it until he got most of the material shaved off the part closes to the headstock using spur bit. Then he turned a tenon on it and chucked it up still leaving it attached to the tail stock.

When he got most of the material shaved off he removed the tail stock drill a hole in the middle and cut out the center.

You could also make a smaller hole in the middle for a candle holder or cut out a small cup for a oil lamp holder.

Thanks for the web site. I got confused when on the third picture it was something entirely different, it was photo shot of a club meeting and not all about bias turning .Ha Ha

Thanks again.

Ps if your really interest in it PM me.
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