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 Post subject: What is
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:15 pm 
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Reifendrehen. As TMS encourages you, so do I, just submit an answer or opinion without referring to a searcher. Have fun, don't hold back :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: What is
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:39 pm 
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I could tell you but I would be lying about not looking it up!
Very cool none the less, and now I'm a bit smarter too maybe, well probably not...
Thanks, Newtooth!
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 Post subject: Re: What is
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:52 pm 
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Thanks ERIC !!! I'm glad you found the work. Maybe you and I should just let this one roll and hope others find the answer. Possibly someone else will respond. I learned from this one also. As I was browsing for another purpose, ran across the term and found it very interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: What is
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:42 am 
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I didn't reply immediately since I had to look it up as well. I've seen other examples of this technique but I didn't now what it was called.

Great link.

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 Post subject: Re: What is
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I also had to look it up. l:^O Pretty interesting approach to mass production. Hope that didn't give away too much.


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 Post subject: Re: What is
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I was hoping that extra time on this would lure some more responses. But.....

Reifendrehen is a means to mass produce figures from lathe turning. If you turn a donut on the lathe part it off and lay it flat on a surface, then cut segments from the ring, you will soon have a lot of little disks. If instead of a donut you establish a pattern for say a horse, turn that patern into a ring on the lathe, part it off and split or saw off segments of the ring you will fill a small corral with little horses. It is a technique generated in the 1800's to mass produce little figures rather than hand carving them and the process was centered on the town of Seifen in Germany Here is a 2 min video of a reifendreher producing a product.
By the way, notice the hat and the glasses, I cringed but I wasn't there and he did look comfortable. Look carefully and you will notice he is checking the profile against a pattern as he turns

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/technik-moto ... 71513.html

It looks like it could be a nice "just because I can" project for the rounders here.


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 Post subject: Re: What is
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I didn't understand a word he said but then again, I'm not a turner. :)
It was a very interesting video however and I did get the jest of what he was doing and how to do it.
Thanks for teaching me a new term also.


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 Post subject: Re: What is
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Hey Newtooth,

I had to look it up, so I didn't post. I was familiar with the practice, but had now idea what it was called. Up in the Cascade mountains of my state, is a small town called Leavenworth. It's an old logging town that's adopted a Bavarian motif as a tourist destination. The toy store there sells figures made using that technique, but I'm pretty sure that they're imported. If there was a local that could do that, I would be on them in a heartbeat for lessons.

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