Central Connecticut Woodturners

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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.

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The March meeting will be on Tuesday March 27th at 6:30 PM at Parkerville Wood Products at 580 Parker Street, Manchester, CT.

Eric Holmquist will be demonstrating "Dyes & Coloring".

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday March 25th 1-4PM.  Bring your tools, wood & come have fun.  If interested please contact Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.