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I don't post all of my CNC Router projects on the forum however this one is a little different so I decided to post it. I have a good friend and fellow woodworker who recently gifted me a chiming pendulum clock he builds (pic attached). He has orders for several more and was complaining about turning all of the spindles to the correct profile. I decided to help him by building a lathe duplicator I saw in Shop Notes several years ago, Vol. 22 Issue 132. I cut the tool holders and lathe base from 3/4" Baltic Birch plywood and the spindle template from 1/4" hardboard. I bought the cutting tools with replaceable carbide cutters from Amazon.
 

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Bob that is a great shop project.

I have thought about making a duplicator system for my lathe a few times and saved several different ideas but I'm glad now that I never found time to make one. This will be the one I make, I'm sure your friend will enjoy the one you made for him.

Very well done.

Love that clock too.
 
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Ditto on the clock. Love making clocks as well.

Have to start designing my next one. I have an old second hand mechanical clock mechanism that is in need of a new clock body.

But, thank you for the pictures and inspiration. I had not realized how simple it was to make one of these duplicators. It is on my to do list now.
 

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I don't understand what i am looking at, and can't seem to see how that tooling jig has anything to do with that clock.
not smoking the same weed as you guys.
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There are 4 spindels, 2 on each side of the clock. The duplicator is to help my friend make at least 40 more spindles, each identical.

After starting my build based on Shop Notes I found this video on YouTube. If you go to 7 minute point in the video you will see the advantage in using the duplicator.
 

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There are 4 spindels, 2 on each side of the clock. The duplicator is to help my friend make at least 40 more spindles, each identical.

After starting my build based on Shop Notes I found this video on YouTube. If you go to 7 minute point in the video you will see the advantage in using the duplicator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jitgPZZIqu4
Thanks Bob, That is very very interesting, I had to examine the picture again to see the spindles. What a unique jig that is, for sure,
Herb
 
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