Wodd Lathe router jig - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: South Africa
First Name: Kenneth
Posts: 2
 
Default Wodd Lathe router jig

Hello All

I am a novice wood turner with arthritis. I need to construct a jig or jigs so that I can use a router to shape the inner and outer of a bowl. I have seen a few ideas but they are not very versatile. I want to be able to do everything one can do with standard chisels. Originally I thought about using a cross vise on a swivel to hold the standard chisels but then someone suggested using a router instead.

The ultimate would be a rig similar to the rig of an operating theater overhead light with a router at the end instead of the spot lights. Something that would absorb all the 'chatter' and allow small/slow incremental movement with the precision of a surgeon.

More realistically I see a platform with a router mounted on its side devoid of plunge mechanism to allow access to the shape and form of a bowl.

I think the key here is versatility and simplicity. I believe that the ideas of a novice have usually been perfected by a craftsman, so I am calling on All to assist me in my quest.

Best Regards
Kas2401 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 02:26 AM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,185
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

Welcome to the router forum.

Thank you for joining us, Kenneth.

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 08:04 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Steve
Posts: 51
 
Default

Hi Kenneth - I recently became interested in making bowls using a router after seeing an episode of the Woodsmith Shop (woodsmithshop.com) on TV. They used a special bowl router bit from a company called CMT. They also make a collet extender for deeper bowls. There is a video at the Woodsmith website. Look under "Episodes" until you find the routed bowl episode. Also check the website at drygulchexoticwoods.com/routedpieces.html. Beautiful bowls. The only problem is that the bowls are limited to having straight sides (unless someone has figured out how to route slanted sides). There is also a website that says bowls can be made with a router and jigsaw (lumberjocks.com/projects/7664) and they recommend a book by 2 authors. The only other alternative is a very expensive rig made by Legacy which can be viewed at legacywoodworking.com. It can do everything with a router. I imagine it will make bowls too. Watch the demo video. Good luck. My wife has arthritis in her hands also. It's miserable. Hope you find something that works.
Steve B. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Country: South Africa
First Name: Kenneth
Posts: 2
 
Default

Thankyou. Look forward top everything you guys can share. Best Regards
Kas2401 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig dovetail_65 Woodworking Classifieds 8 03-13-2013 08:00 PM
Router jig for a wood lathe cleteboothby Jigs and Fixtures 12 03-19-2012 07:41 PM
So you want to buy a router table... BobandRick Table-mounted Routing 39 08-30-2010 06:23 AM
Router Lathe bobj3 The Bargain Bin 9 06-24-2009 04:12 AM
RouterForums.com and Oak-Park.com - September 2006 Contest!! Mark Contests Archive 72 10-01-2006 01:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome