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Re: [Shop-talk] cove (or 'dish') style cut on a piece of wood.

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] cove (or 'dish') style cut on a piece of wood.
From: Mike Sinclair via Shop-talk <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 14:50:17 -0800
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Somewhere (never throw anything away!) I have a brochure from the '50s 
for a table saw that explains how to make a bowl.  Always thought it 
pretty risky, myself.


On 2/10/2019 1:07 PM, Randall via Shop-talk wrote:
> Hmm, looks like the list server is stuttering again.  I got Phil's reply,
> but not the original post.
> Anyway, if you had some way to guide the piece, I might try doing the table
> saw trick.  But it would have to be a very shallow cut, repeated several
> times to get 1/2" depth.  A good carbide wood blade will cut sideways, but
> only to the depth of the carbide inserts.
> Probably also not that hard to rig a wood lathe with the swing you need.
> Maybe mount a cheap bench grinder so one end hangs off the edge of the bench
> (giving you somewhere around 7' of swing) and drive the other end.  Main
> difficulty with that is setting up the belt (or gear) train to turn it
> slowly enough.  I've got a DC motor from an old treadmill that would
> probably do the job, combined with a decent (load sensing) electronic speed
> control.
> -- Randall
> 56 TR3 TS13571L once and future daily driver
> 71 Stag LE1473 - awaiting engine rebuild
> 71-2-3 Stag - awaiting gearbox rebuild
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