ARTICULATING ARM No. 2, Professional Model, Videos and PLANS
Here it is, my second articulating arm, made out of kiln dried oak. Basically the same as the first prototype, but now with its own post. In the prototype I worked out the mechanism, and found out that it was very successful. It could be rebuild from a better wood along with a few changes that I found out while making this model. Just because it is made of wood it is not weak in any way, and I think it would pretty much keep up with a professional metal one for the novice turner. The advantage is that it can be built very easily at a very low cost and do some turning that you have only dreamed of.
As an aid I video taped the process of making this one. There are two videos of over 20 minutes each, Part 1 and Part 2. and also a demonstration video of using this one. about 10 minutes. In these videos I have tried to explain all aspects. I will show the simple basic plans also in this post for easy reference if you choose to build one.Demonstration video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpDQcryQ5rs&t=24sPart 1 construction video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N07oHFxfhU&t=54sPart 2 construction video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4od5gQBvKOM&t=6sIf interesting in building one it may be an advantage to watch the demonstration video for the first one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ttXYMFW1gs&t=9sFor interest sake here are a few more pictures.The dimensions on these plans can be changed to meet your lathe size.Now I just have to make a completed project since the block I tried it out on was green wood and split. I cut this block from an old yellow cedar log today, hopefully I will have more success on this one.Thanks for checking this one out, fun to build and use. Hope this experiment will aid a number of you good woodworking folk.Comments appreciated. would like to know what you think of this idea.for interest sake here are a few more pictures.