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Woodworking Tips: Router – Watch George Vondriska show the procedure of turning a cyndrical tube utilizing a router. A WoodWorkers Guild of The U.S.A. (WWGOA) original video clip.

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Woodworking Tips: Router - How to Turn a Cylinder with a Router

Woodworking Tips: Router - Watch George Vondriska illustrate the process of turning a cylinder using a router. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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  1. Could you maybe use a drill to turn the wooden piece? Or it would be too
    dangerous?

    1. I was thinking to use an electric screwdriver to turn the wood.

    2. +Esterness Silsbenter
      Thanks!

  2. Luke Faez (Spaghetti Man)

    I think of it as a reverse lathe. Stationary workpiece and moving cutter.

  3. I love that jig, Thanks, Bob

  4. It will save you lots of money on woodwork project if you have the in depth
    woodwork plan !!!!! >>>>

  5. Why not include a hardware parts list in the video description?

    1. WoodWorkers Guild Of America

      +mrtadreamer Hardware list for head and tail assemblies.Tail end3/8” x 6”
      threaded rod, sharpened one endTwo 3/8” flat washers3/8” wing nutHead
      endFour 3/8” nutsThree 3/8” flat washersTwo 3/8” fender washers3/8” x 6”
      threaded rod

    2. +WoodWorkers Guild Of America Thanks. 🙂

  6. Hi. think this is a terrific idea. Will be making one up myself.

  7. Just thought I could build a mount for a cordless drill have it turning
    might end up with a cleaner finish. happy days.

  8. Safer than a lathe!

  9. This is a great idea. I live in an apartment and don’t have room for large
    pieces of equipment such as a lathe. I can make this and store it under the
    bed. Thanks.

  10. you rock buddy

  11. You said you cut the corners off of your walnut cylinder. How? Thanks

    1. WoodWorkers Guild Of America

      +Nate Doggg Typically you would knock off the square corners on a spindle
      blank by setting up either your band saw or table saw for a 45 degree cut,
      and removing enough of the corner material so that you have eight
      approximately even sides remaining, and a lot less material to remove with
      your router

  12. Thank you so much!

  13. Something to think about would be to add a small motor to the side of the
    box which could drive the spindle with a belt. This way you could
    concentrate on moving the router smoothly along the top of the box. I bet
    the finish would come out a lot less rough.

    1. I was thinking the same thing. Maybe even a corded drill could be used to
      turn the blank with a suitable adapter in the chuck. That wouldn’t even
      need a belt – just have a bolt going into one end of the blank as he does
      now, but have the other end of that be a rod that fits in a drill chuck.
      Set a low speed and lock the trigger on.

    2. a small child tethered to a chain might be suitable also

  14. Use your cordless drill to spin that blank.
    Cut a couple of difference size circles from wood as ‘gearing’, use a small
    belt, piece of rope or similar to drive as similar to bike chain.
    Its things like this project that I am always looking for old bikes thrown
    in the trash. Gears and chains.

  15. This saved my day. Thank you WGOA !!!

  16. Jose Childs's Channel

    #louisevster This is a great looking jig, I’m definitely going to make one
    but I do have a question/suggestion about the design which is: Could you
    add a steel cord on a pulley that moves the router along with the turning
    motion you are already applying? Not that it looks too difficult to move
    both. @CJProSound

  17. Genius! I have been struggling with wanting to buy a lathe but can’t seem
    to get over how expensive they are. This is the perfect Jig! My only
    thought i feel worth sharing is for the vaccuum. Maybe you can double the
    depth of the box, make it 10in instead of 5″ then make a V shape going
    along the length of the box underneath the wood being cut so it phunnels
    the saw dust. Then perhaps another set of sloping sides running
    perpindicular to the first channel then the vaccuum sucks the trimmings
    from the center of the bottom where all the wood chips are being phunneled.
    Idk how how much the vacuum picks up by itself but I thought perhaps a
    little extra preparation might help! Not trying to change your design. I am
    definately going to replicate, just might mess around with a vaccuum
    chamber. Thanks for the tips!

  18. Im using woodprix instructions to make it and I do it already :)

  19. I’m sure the best instruction is on woodprix website.

  20. I made it too. Want to know how ? just go to woodprix webpage.

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