Making Round Things

Here are some pictures of making a radiused circle on the lathe without using a radius turning attachment.

Stepped Circle

Here's the result of taking a bunch of cuts of 0.010 each and controlling the lenght to coincide with the radius of a circle. Bigger...

Stepped Circle

Another view. Bigger...

Add Layout Blue

Apply some layout blue so you can tell when you're finished filing. Bigger...

Start Filing

I've just started filing. You can see where the layout blue has been removed and where we've got more filing to do. Bigger...

Finish Filing

A couple minutes later you wind up with this. Bigger...

Finish Filing (another view)

Another view. Bigger...


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