Workholding is just as important in ornamental turning as in other turning. The articles and presentations below highlight some ideas to make that easier or more effective.
The spherical chuck is discussed also as that is a workholding device.
Additional pictures of this device
Examples of work produced with this device
Examples of this device in use
How it works
Notes on making one
- Another Method of Holding Medallion Work for Engine Turning by John Carver. Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 22, No. 1 - May, 2015, pg. 9
- Chucking Eggs from the June 28, 1867 issue of the "English Mechanic and Mirror of Science", pg 240. Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 25, No. 1 - Summer, 2018, pg. 12
- Using Top Wax to Hold Stock for Engine Turning by Ramsay Holmes. Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 22, No. 1 - May, 2015, pg. 8
- Kermit Kincade discusses the use of a spherical chuck, by Bob Baker. 1995 OTI Symposium (Penn Valley, CA)
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