(125-mm) diameter and 2" (50-mm) thick for the reel body. Squares
2 x 2 x 6-1/2 in (50 x 50 x 160 mm) long for the main spindle. Squares
1 x I x 3" (25 x 25 x 75 mm) long for the winding handle. Cubes
2 x 2 x 2 in (50 x 50 x 50 mm) for the keeper disk
Waste disk for reverse chucking
the reel, minimum size 7" (175-mm) diameter, 1" (25-mm) thick
The reel is shown in figures 8.29 and 8.30. It’s importance is as an exercise
in cutting scotias into radially-grained disks, and it is a useful item
if you fish
off jetties or boats. I show the reel body being turned outboard—you
will find it far more difficult to turn its front face inboard over the bed.
To chuck the reel body workpiece, you could:
I. Drill the 1"(25-mm) through hole first in a drilling machine,
then center and mount the drilled blank on a backing disk with a spigot....
You could also expand the small-diameter spigot jaws of a scroll or collet chuck into the hole,
or use a pin chuck.
2. Mount the blank on an outboard screw chuck and drill the through hole later.
3. Screw the disk onto a small outboard faceplate. This is the method shown in figure 8.31, but the workpiece disk has first been glued onto a waste disk to avoid unsightly screw holes being left in
the back face of the reel body.
Figure 8.30 A longitudinal section through the reel. The dimensions are not
critical. The reel body’s through hole should be an easy sliding fit on
the spigot of the main spindle. Wax the spigot to make the reel spin more smoothly.
After preparing the pencil gauges and chucking the reel body workpiece, the first
turning operation is to flush the front face of the disk. Use face-skimming cuts
with a detail gouge.... Then bring the reel rim down
to its finished maximum diameter with rim skimming cuts.... Pencil
the edges of the scotia onto the disk rim, and cut the scotia as described in
figures figures 8.31 to 8.34. You then mark out and cut a recesss and the scotia
into the face of the disk (figures 8.35 to 8.37), before drilling it (figure
is excepted from The
Fundamentals of Woodturning By