A year or so ago I bought a spindle moulder. I learned how to use one at uni - the technicians there were old school machinists, and if you didn't mind having the mickey taken, you could watch them work. Then in 2004 I spent most the year working for a joiner in Newcastle, and was on the spindle quite a bit making windows, doors and stairs. So it was nice to get one for the workshop. Not as versatile as a CNC, but they suit my brain a lot better. And they are a lot faster than a CNC.
Please take note - spindles are dangerous. These are not instructional videos. They are demonstrations of me working. If you plan to use one, get taught how to use one safely. Don't copy my methods. Use safety goggles, ear protection, brown trousers and bicycle clips. If it kicks back or grabs, you'll need them.
So, what do I do with it? Mainly I make necks. Here are a few of the jobs I use it for.
Planing the head and trimming the neck rear profile:
And to answer Martins' question from another thread - you don't soak the masking tape with superglue. If you do you get a sliding mess that doesn't stick well. You use only a little. I used to use double sided tape, but this leaves almost no residue behind whereas most the double sided tapes I've used did. At some point (probably our next summer which can be too wet to build) I'll start replacing the tape with vacuum clamping. So much quicker.
martinrowe: A planned colonoscopy
Nov 20, 2021 8:17:42 GMT
ocarolan: The colonoscopy is fine. The effect of the pre-procedure mega-laxative provoke a mega dire rear, but on balance even that is, as you say Martin, better (slightly)than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Or any stick really.
Nov 20, 2021 10:21:55 GMT
robmc: Norwich have started to win again... It must be a Christmas miracle (sorry Keith)
Nov 20, 2021 18:12:00 GMT
curmudgeon: I'm sitting o n the sofa with the cat a 35 minutes past midnight watching x-men apocalypse .. and wondering why!
Nov 21, 2021 0:36:41 GMT
curmudgeon: The cat just got up and walked away ... just me then!
Nov 21, 2021 0:37:03 GMT
ocarolan: "...And now I see, I'm all alone, But that's the only way to be-e-e-e..."
Nov 21, 2021 13:13:24 GMT
robmc: "...But that's the only way to be-e-e-e...if you're changing strings or having a colonoscopy-y-y-y..."
Nov 23, 2021 14:16:07 GMT
robmc: I can't remember what my neighbours suggested Andrew, but I like Robocall!
Nov 28, 2021 22:07:35 GMT
otis1960: I presumed: where you could stick your banjo (at least it's not an accordion)
Nov 28, 2021 22:38:30 GMT
robmc: Ahh, I see ... Yes, I imagine that could include anything I own with strings on plus the dog!
Nov 29, 2021 6:56:21 GMT
woodtoner: a guy left his accordion in his unlocked car..sure enough when he returned there were 2 accordions in his car!
Nov 30, 2021 23:53:28 GMT
martinrowe: Just been learning a new tune - it's going really well. The Tourette's seems to be very bad at the moment though.
Dec 3, 2021 15:02:09 GMT
woodtoner: *&!$ tell me a£%&*bout it you %&"£ !!!
Dec 3, 2021 17:32:09 GMT
ocarolan: At a time when I was teaching guitar to a young lady, her mum said "It's always interesting to hear her practising - it's usually something like - strum strummity strum str..b*ll*x ...strum strumit..oh b*ll*x...and then goes downhill from there!"
Dec 4, 2021 9:13:31 GMT