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Old 04-16-2018, 09:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Maybe it's just me but I wouldnít use that jig the way it is. I would not be comfortable having my fingers that close to the blade. But that is just me. There is also the possibility that the jig could move and run the blade into the angle iron (or your fingers).

You already have a tool that is made to knock corners off... your lathe. I watched the video and honestly I can knock off the corners much, much faster on my lathe then he did in the video. A sharp tool and turning up the lathe speed is all it takes.
A small clamp on the jig and a push stick. Viola.
No jig, no clamp, no push stick. Just my lathe and it will be done faster than you can say 'Viola'... OK, maybe a little longer...5 seconds.
That's great for you. Maybe you've never turned, say, a segmented pen with grain running both directions, and a big chunk of cross grain black palm? Try turning that down to round in "5 seconds" and let me know how it goes.
Sorry, That didnít come across right. I didnít mean to sound like a wise a$$. I apologize.

Iíve turned very little segmented. I have turned some black palm. Iíve also turned burl, mostly for bowls. I turn Pens, larger spindles and many bowls ranging from 3Ē to 15Ē blanks. I only use my bandsaw to knock corners off medium and large bowl blanks to get rid of large amounts of excess wood and get the bowl blanks better balanced. Iíve never used my bandsaw to knock corners off any spindle blank, large or small, regardless of the wood/material being turned.
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