Simple Flutes

For people who make and play simple flutes
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 At a standstill with my pipes

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Bill
Active Member
Active Member
avatar

Posts : 75
Join date : 2008-05-22
Age : 63
Location : Vermont

PostSubject: At a standstill with my pipes   Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:35 pm

I have not done anything with ceramic for almost a year. I set up for it this spring, once the snow cleared the door to my shed, but I'm stuck on one thing. I need a couple of wooden shapes and I don't have a lathe to make them with.

I've painstakenly made exactly the shapes I want in ceramic, but to make them more than one per year, I would need a bore that has my interior shape, and a mold that is slightly larger than my external shape.

The bore can be made out of wood, because it will just be enlarging and shaping the hole in powder dry greenware. The mold needs to be made in plaster, but I would make the mold using the wooden shape as the "original".

I need a lathe, but can't justify the purchase for just two shapes. I keep telling myself that I should just take my designs down to the metal shop and have someone make them out of steel, but that probably cost more than a small wood lathe.

I am almost to the point of trying to mount a dowel on my power drill and rotate it while trimming it with my dremel tool. But that's just nuts. I need a lathe. But I just can't afford one.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.claypipes.pbwiki.com
char2556
Active Member
Active Member


Posts : 7
Join date : 2008-06-04

PostSubject: Re: At a standstill with my pipes   Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:49 am

how are you at wood carving? Hand tools are almost always a lot less expensive than power tools. It's amazing what some folks can accomplish with just a stick of wood and a pocket knife.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bill
Active Member
Active Member
avatar

Posts : 75
Join date : 2008-05-22
Age : 63
Location : Vermont

PostSubject: Re: At a standstill with my pipes   Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:47 pm

HI Charlotte,

The bore at least needs to be symmetrical, so that it drills straight. And the mold should be too so the edges are of equal size.

I've got the stuff to try to make my power drill act as a lathe of sorts, either it's a waste of money and a dangerous endeavor, or I'll have the shapes I need fairly soon.

Kind of dead on this board right now, so I was just posting my gripes for lack of any other conversation...
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.claypipes.pbwiki.com
chanelbags185
Active Member
Active Member


Posts : 81
Join date : 2010-11-12

PostSubject: Re: At a standstill with my pipes   Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:05 am


replica designer bags a few thousand people
designer inspired handbags you should be sure to choose
air max 2012 develops very quickly
nike shox turbo number of Air Nike Shoes
men puma shoes information that you provide to us
air max 90 is the famous fashion design
wholesale puma shoes and still want to be in style
puma shoes sale Quality warranty and satisfying service
timberland mens boots to fit your cute gifts?
gucci women shoes You can find the best quality shoes here
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: At a standstill with my pipes   

Back to top Go down
 
At a standstill with my pipes
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» export pipes
» Fifty years of Ceramco..AB Pipes Memorabilia
» Spray Basting on the wall....interesting!
» nice ebay "caprice ss"
» Automatic watering system with no outside tap

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Simple Flutes :: Instruments :: Kavals-
Jump to: