The handcrank/twizzler is a very
useful device for those craftsmen who do not have
a lathe, turning head or any mechanical means of
rotating chair members for tapering with the
trapping plane. The standard and lathe trapping
planes can only be used on cylindrical pieces of
wood which are rotating. With the handcrank/twizzler,
it is possible to rotate the wood by hand thus
enabling the rounders to be used to make
cylindrical lengths and the trapping plane to be
used for tapering.
handcrank/twizzler is a fine piece of precision
engineering. The smooth turning action is
obtained by using a 5/8 diameter steel shaft
running in two 'oilite' flanged bushed. The steel
chuck is bored to 1(3/4) diameter to suit the
split collets. An alloy crank is fitted with a
plastic rotating handle and the whole assembly is
mounted in a hardwood block.
Craftsman using Handcrank and Trapping Plane to Taper Stick
would also be very useful for chairmakers who
demonstrate at shows and country fairs.
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