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.


The 16th Annual Turn for the Troops-Turn-a-then is Saturday November 9th from 10-3 at the Manchester Woodcraft

The November meeting will be on Tuesday November 26th at 6:30 PM at CT Valley School of Woodworking at the Woodcraft in Manchester. Kip Lockhart will be demoing an offset winged bowl.

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday November 24th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.