Hi Curt, I really like this idea as a practical solution for the case of creating spindles by the seat of your pants on the legacy and then needing to reed or cove from the side. I'm thinking a spring loaded sharpie holder would work great. It can be mounted anywhere on the template follower to make the pattern.
Thanks for the food for thought. Tim Sent from BlueMail On Feb 3, 2018, 4:14 PM, at 4:14 PM, 'Curt George' via Legacy Ornamental Mills <email@example.com> wrote: >Hello Everyone.an Idea cam to me today, (while driving home form >work.) I have not done this on my Legacy but have done it with my >Lathe. >The idea is to use the Template follower on the Legacy as a Template >Maker to produce template that you can reproduce. >If you put an already made spindle in between the centers on the >Legacy, then set up a blank template ( just a sheet of piece of >wood/hardboard/plastic) on the template holder.If you put a copying >router bit, (or any bit with a ball bearing guide on it.) You can >trace the turning.Now all that you need to do it , put a pencil or >marker mounted on the Legacy's follower (where the guild normally is >placed.) When you run your ball bearing bit along the spindle, the >follower (with the marker on it.) will trace the spindle, leaving you >with the marker's out-line of your new template. then all you need to >do is cut it out, and then re-mount the template in your original >location, to make copy/ re-production of the spindle. >Now what can make this fun, is Make any spindle you want, and once >done, you can use the same set-up as I described. to copy your >original, so you can make more... >The Legacy's template follower can be used for many things other then >just re-producing from start to finish idioms. The Legacy is NOT a copy >lathe, but it can be used as one. >I personalty use the template follower for detail work, like side >reeding a thin spindle, where I know a side cutting bit router bearing >will slip and under cut what I plan to make. (exp. the cups that I have >made over the last few weekends) >Legacy made a few y ears ago, a video called Profile following. in this >video they used a template to make a number of different idioms by >using the follower. >The sky is the limit. >By using some simple ideas. you can make much more then you ever >dreamed of. >What do you all think? any and all comments are (as always) Welcome. >C.A.G. > >-- >You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >Groups "Legacy Ornamental Mills" group. >To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >an email to legacy-ornamental-mills+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. >To post to this group, send email to >firstname.lastname@example.org. >Visit this group at >https://groups.google.com/group/legacy-ornamental-mills. >For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Legacy Ornamental Mills" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to legacy-ornamental-mills+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/legacy-ornamental-mills. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.