Kururin - seems to be growing in popularity in the USA at the moment, but I hadn't seen it:
Does anyone have a source for them in the U.K.? It seems like just the sort of thing I could get stuck into.
Alternatively, does anyone with a lathe fancy making some up before BJC? There's a template here https://postimg.org/image/8ek05j93n/
I'll try one next time I'm in the shed but I suspect that it might be better to CNC them to get a matching curve at each end.
I've been following the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/377903982559978/
I was planning to bring a few to the BJC and maybe run a short workshop to let people try. I think a European distributor is being sorted out for the Comcell Kururins is being sorted out.
My Kururin shape designer:
Me making one:
I'd already printed out and laminated a template and have just ordered some foam. I might have time to try one on Wednesday. It should be a good way to use up off cuts - I have lots!
I made up a little gauge to help making them if that's of any use: https://jonathanjamieson.com/2017/02/25/kururin-gauge-design-files/
Nice gauge. I guess you know that the one in the picture is labelled gouge?
No laser cutter here so I'll be going for the template and calliper method.
Yeah, that spelling has caused a number of problems with file names and links going wrong... I just can't get it in my head that's how to spell it! I am going to update the photos soon but I didn't have any of the correctly spelled gauges cut at the time. You can print off and cut my one out, it comes as a PDF but if you have multiple calipers it's probably not worth it. I only have one pair.
Will you be at the BJC? If so I can cut you one, I have lots of spare acrylic so it's no problem at all.
You can never have too many calipers!
Thanks for the offer of an acylic template. Yes, I'll be at BJC - haven't missed one since I started many years ago.
Haven't had a chance to make any yet - instead I've just had a couple of evenings sat on a beach watching the northern lights :-D
Very jealous. We're heading north tonight for a bothy trip, fingers crossed to see the Northern lights but the forecast isn't great I think.
I have only just got into turning. There are so many things to buy I only have one set of outer calipers so I soon got frustrated when I had to keep changing them. I'll bring a few of the gauges with with me, so if anyone else wants one they can too.
Bothy trips are fun - which one you heading to? I was thinking of heading up somewhere in Scotland next week, or maybe just out to one of my local Northumberland ones
Peanmeanach Bothy - was an incredible weekend! Fire me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we don't fill up Small Talk!
I've made 10 or so from various off cuts and most seem to work reasonably well. It'll be interesting to see how they compare to yours.
Nice instructable - it was on the staff pick of the week. The sanding jig is an interesting idea - I noticed that one of mine isn't sanded flat but it still seems to work ok
That was the video that originally sent me off down the youtube rabbit hole on this one. I'm trying to find myself the time and space to have a go at a modified version of the second method (as I don't have a lathe) It'll involve a certain amount of making an improvised lathe out of a power drill and a vice.... but the threaded rod used as a tap is a nice touch.
Duncan, I apologise for shamelessly baiting you into making one - but it did strike me as being right up your street :)
 as AvE says "tighten her until she cracks, then back off half a turn"
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