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bellyup
19th Aug 2011, 11:10 AM
G'day all,
My first post here. I'd like to start becoming more decorative with my turning - Is there a book or DVD you'd recommend to start off with? Do I need a rose machine and a indexing wheel?
Many thanks,
Bruce.

wheelinround
19th Aug 2011, 02:45 PM
G'day all,
My first post here. I'd like to start becoming more decorative with my turning - Is there a book or DVD you'd recommend to start off with? Do I need a rose machine and a indexing wheel?
Many thanks,
Bruce.


Hi Bruce

Ah surface decoration is a wide vast area OT being a part of that.
Books there are many on OT (http://ornamentalturning.net/books/recommended_books.html) as with other surface decoration
As for a Rose Engine no is the simple answer but and indexing plate/wheel yes.

I'll start with the OTGA web site (http://www.otga.org.au/) which has links to Society of Ornamental Turners (http://www.the-sot.com/) (UK)
OTI Ornamental Turners International (http://www.ornamentalturners.org/)

Of course devices (http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&prmdo=1&biw=1654&bih=863&tbm=isch&oq=ornamental+turning+&aq=f&aqi=&gs_upl=6919l6919l0l9325l1l1l0l0l0l0l184l184l0.1l1l0&q=ornamental%20turning) to do the work are required also not just the Indexer, such as used to form the patterns.

Bruce if your handy with machine lathes etc you'll have no problem or know someone who's got one that can assist with making whats required in the metal side of things.

Ray

bellyup
19th Aug 2011, 03:02 PM
Thanks Wheelin,
Between you and the "Hughi-pedia" we turners have got it all covered :2tsup:
Bruce.

hughie
7th Sep 2011, 07:04 PM
Here we go this will make your rose engine lathe a bit more high tech. :)

The first video shows how I mounted a stepper motor to my JET mini-lathe:
Computerized Lathe Indexer - YouTube

The second video shows how to use the software that I developed for Macs, PCs, or Linux computers:
Indexer Software - YouTube

Parts list (along with sources for parts) is on my web site at:
Studio of Bill Ooms -- Computer Controlled Indexer (http://cornlathe.billooms.com/indexer.html)

wheelinround
7th Sep 2011, 07:38 PM
:2tsup: Thanks Hughie Bill's such a top fellow also.

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