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Offline burywoodturners

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Edwardian Ladies
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:24:48 PM »
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Offline burywoodturners

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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 07:30:36 PM »
I still have problems posting a picture, but I got one this time!
I have wanted to make some of these figurines for a while now, having  seen some made a club demo. I got stuck with the off center points and the sequence of them, the picture is my best effort to date.

I cannot find anything on YouTube, mainly, I suspect because I do not know the correct name for them.

Anyone help with this?
Thanks
Ron

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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 07:46:28 PM »
I would call that a Peg Doll, or kokeshi doll, there are a number of variations on youtube. A wobble chuck would assist with the off centre portions.

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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 09:16:28 PM »
These can be turned between centres or as here held in an ordinairy chuck and adjusted for each angle.
Hope this helps.

Pete
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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 09:56:09 PM »
These can be turned between centres or as here held in an ordinairy chuck and adjusted for each angle.
Hope this helps.

Pete

I do remember doing something like this but between centers, seems a bit odd to use a chuck here (with less 60 grit!) if I remember rightly we centered a 5 pence piece on the live end drew a line through it and took the center and 2 points where the the line crossed the circle to get our offsets I now use either a steb centre or ring drive both of which should work very well for this, but it would have been a 2 prong back when we did it.

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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 10:15:34 PM »
Main advantage of doing it held in a chuck is that you need less pressure through the unsupported sections. When doing it between centres it can be awkward cutting without tightening too much as it can spin between the centres.

Pete
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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 11:03:02 PM »
I get that Pete, but find I really don't need a lot of pressure on the steb center, I did it during training, I think we were making legs for a three legged stool which would explain  the using a fixed size circle, plus the sizing would have been quite chunky as a stool leg.

I am inspired Ron's post to make one when I go to the workshop tomorrow, have a granddaughter who can paint it herself and would probably treasure it.

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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 11:43:48 AM »
 

  I have attached, a document explaining the step by step process for these that I used to do at the end of a demo when I had 10 minutes to spare.

Cheers Martin.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 11:45:44 AM by Martin Lawrence »
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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 04:38:15 PM »
Now there's an excellent document for our Monthly challenge, May I use this in our club Martin ?  --  Julian
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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 07:41:45 PM »
Thanks to everyone for their responses to my plea!
I had tried this between centres,but Colin Smith (SE AWGB Rep) showed us the way to use the chuck, but this was a while ago and I could not remember the rest of it!
A big thank you to Martin for the document,now printed off ready to try again tomorrow.
Now I know its a peg doll I can search again on YouTube.

I will post pictures of my success, assuming I have any!
Thank again
Ron

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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 08:39:20 PM »
Am I missing something here it does not look finished

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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 09:16:26 PM »

  Julian,

  Of course you can use it please carry on.

  I cannot recall the name of the turner who's idea this was, certainly not mine.

Cheers Martin.
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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 02:36:28 PM »
This is my first attempt at the Edwardian Lady. Thank You Ron for the idea, and yes George this is an unfinished prototype.... going to use what I learned on a slightly nicer piece of wood now.


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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2019, 06:48:49 PM »
I know we had one of our club members demo turning one of these and this was my poor attempt.


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Re: Edwardian Ladies
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2019, 07:31:33 PM »
It is better than mine so far Derek! I tried Martin Lawrences' plan and got one reasonable lady, but I do need a lot more practice.
I tried Kokeshi and peg dolls on YouTube and neither of these are what I wanted.
I will post some pics later.
Rin