Breezy Hill Turning

Turned Wood Art by Michael Foster

Tools and Jigs
6-inch-grinder

Old grinder I now use just for sharpening scrapers with dual home made wolverine arms and tables

home-made-grinder-rests

Grinder rests I made in order to be able to use the rest with arm in place on both sides

home-made-wolverine

Home made "Wolverine" type arms

Indexing-jig

Home-made indexing jig

indexing-jig-detail

Detail showing how the pin works and the various number of index holes

indexing-jig-mount

The jig mount to the back of my Axminster chuck

banjo-table

Table I had made by a welder that fits in the banjo and can be used for layout or a table for a router sled

router-sled

Router sled that holds a laminate router for use with the indexing jig (lathe not running)

caliper-brass

Home made brass caliper

Custom-Calipers

Large calipers made from 1/4" sheet aluminum for measuring wall thickness of large work

buffing-station-front

Buffing station showing Beall on right and smaller on left. Grinder on top is used for sharpening carving tools.

buffing-station

Buffing station with drawers dedicated to each grit that hold buffs and polishing compounds/wax.

3point-tool

3 point tool with compression fitting holding it in handle

depth-guage

Depth guage for measuring depth of bowls

belt-sander-sharpener-front

This belt sander rig that I purchased from Jon Siegel is what I usually use for sharpening now

belt-sander-sharpener-in-use

One of the advantages is very quick setup to get the perfect grind on tools

belt-sander-sharpener-indexing

The V block is quickly changed in the indexed holes. All tools are marked with the number used to duplicate the same grind

belt-sander-sharpener-wolverine

Jon added this block to use with the Wolverine system if you care. I freehand grind my gouges with a Michelson grind

belt-sander-sharpener

I modified the indexing board Jon made to allow me to get it out of the way for freehand grinding.

belt-sander-sharpener-collapsed

Index board collapsed. Very quick to do as it involves 2 hinged boards.

Parallel-line-jig

Jig for drawing lines on work parallel to the lathe bed

Hollowing-rig-setup-2

Hollowing rig with Jamieson handle, Laser Trac laser and home-made rear steady

Capture-rest-bars

I used 1" galvanized pipe sanded to 600 on the bottom pipe for smooth action. Lags and lock nuts to join pipes

capture-rest-clamp

Clamp system allows for positioning capture rig back and forth as needed

laser-trac-hollowing

Laser trac laser system from Jeff Salter works wonderfully. Set the offset to wall thickness and rotate head to adjust.

Priddle-wood-burning-vaporizer

Priddle style woodburner, or more accurately, wood vaporizer

home-made-wood-burning-handpiece

Home made handle for custom NiChrome wire burner tips.

reverse-turning-jig

Jig for reverse turning large pieces.

gluing-press

Home made press for the stack laminations in segmented work.

Home-made-steady-rest

Home made center steady I still use when I need more than one, or the Robust is just too large.

Robust-steady-rest

Wonderful steady made by Robust. Quality that matches thier other products.

home-made-mini-hollow-tools

Home made mini hollowing tools using allen wrenches and cement nails

Foredom-adjustable-hangar

Adjustable hangar for the Foredom that is built into the carving station and allows easy adjustment for length of cable.

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Priddle style woodburner

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Home made steady rest

Tools and Jigs