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Knockologist

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Hi all. I'm new here so apologies for asking a question that is potentially common knowledge to experienced turners.

I am curious as to how you guys are doing faceted bodies? I did a search and there are a lot of examples but is there a bullet list anywhere with the different techniques that can be used to achieve facets?
 
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walshjp17

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Some of us use the Beall Pen Wizard. Others use manual methods using a variety of tools such as small planes or rasps/files.
 

jttheclockman

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Some of us can use a router set-up with a lathe. Just need to think outside the box. The late great, SkipRat had shown his setup here within some threads he posted years ago (Steven Jackson). You can look through his postings. He used a metal lathe though but the idea is still basically the same.
 

wood128

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If you like segmented pen blanks , I make a design where the finished blank turns out to be 8 sided ( octagon ) shape . A few examples below in the pictures. They are available from www.exoticblanks.com
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its_virgil

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Hi all. I'm new here so apologies for asking a question that is potentially common knowledge to experienced turners.

I am curious as to how you guys are doing faceted bodies? I did a search and there are a lot of examples but is there a bullet list anywhere with the different techniques that can be used to achieve facets?
Look in the library. I posted a pen with a hexagon barrel. Pierrie Bouilliot, from France, replied to the post with hexagon barrels he makes using only hand planes. We collaborated on an article where my half outlines how I make them using the Beall Pen Wizard and Pierrie's half of the article outlines how he makes them using only hand planes. The article should be in the library here. If not I can get a copy to you or send a link where the article is now living.
Do a good turn daily!
Don
 

dogcatcher

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Odd man out, I use a Taig Lathe with a mill attachment to create the flat spots. The flats could also be done on a mill using an indexer. Or using a router and an indexing it on a lathe using a jig like Jttheclockman uses.
 
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