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Carrier for Duplicating 

I turn a lot of ornaments and other smaller items and sometimes copy a form I have previously turned, such as a finial on an ornament. If I can place the item I am copying in my line of sight, behind what I am turning, I can more easily duplicate it.

I made a removable holder to cradle the item being copied. The holder fits in the hole in the safety cage of my PM3520 Powermatic lathe. I used a length of wood approximately 12" × 1.25" square (30cm × 3cm) and turned a round tenon .75" (19mm) in diameter and left the remainder of the wood flat. The tenon fits inside the hole of the safety cage.



For the cradle, I used a plastic tea (or lemonade) container, cutting away part of the bottle. The container is secured to the wood with a couple of screws and washers. Alternatively, a section of cardboard mailing tube or PVC pipe could be used. This holder also will work on a JET1642.

~ Mike Peace, Suwanee, GA


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