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iand
2nd Jun 2002, 07:30 PM
I would like to put some "feature" around the opening of a bowl I have part finished. I was thinking in terms of a chattertool. Does anybody have any plans/ideas for a home-built chatter tool. I have a shear-scraper which I have used for experiments with various bits of spring steel, but no success so far.

Jean Michel
3rd Jun 2002, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by iand:
I would like to put some "feature" around the opening of a bowl I have part finished. I was thinking in terms of a chattertool. Does anybody have any plans/ideas for a home-built chatter tool. I have a shear-scraper which I have used for experiments with various bits of spring steel, but no success so far.


Hi Iand,

You can make your own with the instruction from this page, don't forget that the chatter tool is for endgrain work, you might also check the home page of this page, there are even more infos on turning gadgets...
http://www.crwoodturner.com/chatterwork/

HTH,
Jean
Canada...


[This message has been edited by Jean Michel (edited 03 June 2002).]

ubeaut
3rd Jun 2002, 11:27 AM
Jean hit the nail right on the head. The chatter tools are for end grain and not the rim of a cross grained bowl. You need a knerling tool for this like the one made by Sorby, or take the time to pattern it with a Dremel or carving tools. An alternative is to use gesso to create patterns or maybe a burnt (raised grain) effect or some other form of decorative finish.

The gesso, burnt, and other decorative effects are explained in "A Polishers Handbook" (http://www.ubeaut.com.au/book.html) The rest is up to you.

Cheers - Neil http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif

Tim the Timber Turner
3rd Jun 2002, 02:16 PM
You could try using a very very course disc (16 grit) in an small angle grinder.
Use with the lathe running. Don't forget full face protection. This is a very quick method and some timbers can be ebonised using a steel wool and vinegar mix. This is very effective on Redgum giving a black textured rim on the red timber.

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