Well - I finally got a round TUIT and an hour or so per day for the last few weeks did some construction and tried them out.
Didn't have any turning project in mind - just wanted to see if the dancers worked. So I drew out a template of what could be a pair of leg stretchers for a chair or bench. The Idea of dancers was an old method of duplicating spindles way back when turners didn't have better automation. Would this work on a Shopsmith lathe?? We will see!
Here's some photos - It will take several posts to cover the story -
THE DANCER SUPPORTS
THE SUPPORT WITH HOLDERS (used scrap material
SHOWING ATTACHMENT BLOCKS FOR SHOPSMITH these are from ripped 2X6s
DANCER BLOCKS Hard maple 1"x1/2"x1/4" - 1/8" holes and 1/4" single hole - screw hole tapped, then "crazy glued" then re-tapped
SINGLE BLOCK WITH DANCER dancer is a bamboo skewer - plastic Pick-Up-Sticks would also work
TO BE CONTINUED ---
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Chuck in Lancaster, CA