Wood Turning Although There Are Many Different Styles Of Plumb Bobs They All In Essence Do The Same Thing They Enable You To Establish A Vertical Line Plumb Bobs Are One Of The Earliest Tools Know To Man
Wood turning although there are many different styles of plumb bobs they all in essence do the same thing they enable you to establish a vertical line plumb bobs are one of the earliest tools know to man is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by virgil with ID 1672243494 was uploaded on 27-03-2019 and has been viewed 124,286 times.
Plumb Bob The Egyptians made use of them building the pyramids, and the essential design of the bob has remained unchanged since about 1500 BC.You can use a solid block of wood from a single species (any hardwood will do nicely) or you can glue up a lamination of several species, as I did.
I used a piece of acrylic for the toe.The acrylic is glued on with a tenon for added strength.This way there is more surface being glued than just b*tt gluing the toe onto the wood body.Most bobs follow basically the same shape, although you can alter that slightly.
• Size a tenon on the acrylic toe using a skew chisel and a pair of calipers.You also need to turn a tenon on the top kn*b and then drill holes for the tenons on the body.• Glue the three parts of the bob together.
• Shape the bob.Remember to always turn from large diameter to small - this avoids a nasty catch.• You can add different decorative features such as a cove or bead.I chose to turn a small bead on the acrylic TIP: Beads can be cut with almost any tool, but the...