Marking A Blank

When marking out a blank for turning we often wish to include or exclude certain features. Cut a clear acrylic disk the diameter of the swing of your lathe.  Drill a 1/8” hole in the center.  Place a leg of your dividers in the hole and scribe a series of circles 1” apart.  Drill a 1/8” hole at each point where the concentric and the radius lines cross.  In use, position  the disk to maximize the blank, place an awl in the center hole and a pencil in the appropriate radius hole.  Then rotate the disk with the pencil point to mark the blank.

Events

Come join us at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking Open House at the Manchester Woodcraft. Saturday September 8th from 9AM-3PM.  Vendors, demonstrators & exhibits. Lie Nielsen Tools will be there!

The September meeting will be on Tuesday September 25th at 6:30PM at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft. 

Cameron Johnson will be demonstrating "Getting to the Bottom of Hollowing".

Come join us at the Parkerville Wood Products Open House.  Saturday September 29th from 8AM-4PM.  

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday September 30th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending

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