Wm. R. Robertson Posted December 4, 2015 Share Posted December 4, 2015 It is one thing to turn little tiny pieces, it is another to find them when you are finished if they have gone flying off. One method I often use is to put a piece of wire in the tailstock and run it through the holes, this is great for say making washers. But you have to move the tail stock each time you do another part. In this case I was doing a lot of thread spools out of boxwood. When I cut them off they had such a backspin on them when the hit the tray laying on the bed they bounced right off. What was needed was a try closer to the work so I came up with this. Just take a plastic box and cut a hole in it to slide the tool rest through. Now when I cut the parts off they drop down and spin around in the box but don't jump out. Sure saved a lot of time and achey knees chasing those little guys. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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