|Tips: Shark Jaws|
A fellow woodturner from Russia retired after forty years as a musician. He was looking for a way to express himself, and after a course from Eli Avisera, he realized the endless possibilities of self-expression that turning offered.
It has been ten years and he has made amazing progress. Along the way he has come up with many new ideas on how to get things done.
One idea that stands out is his use of shark jaws. This device is able to hold wood in its jaws, as well as at the tail end. The heart of the shark jaws is a 5000 kg (11,000 lb) hydraulic jack. The jaws are sharp and have a wide capacity. You can also utilize a hydraulic jack with a chain in order to hold wood down on the other side.
~Ron Zalk, Jerusalem, Israel