Rose Engine work

Rose Engine design A Rose Engine is a type of ornamental lathe. The workpiece is mounted on a spindle, as on a regular lathe. The spindle housing is designed to rock side to side while the workpiece is slowly revolving.

The ultimate motion of the spindle and workpiece is controlled by one or more disks, known as rosettes, (hence, "rose" engine) which are mounted on the back end of the spindle. These rosettes have a series of "bumps" or "lobes" around the edge, usually in a regular pattern. A "rubber" or "cam follower" is held against the revolving rosette under tension, forcing the spindle housing to move side to side in a path corresponding to the bumps.

The actual cutting is done using any of various high-speed cutting tools, such as a Dremelâ„¢. The cutting tool is secured to a holder and mounted on an X-Y table, allowing it to be located and moved in a precise, controlled path relative to the face or side of the work.

If you are interested in learning more about Rose Engines and Ornamental Turning, a good place to start is at the Ornamental Turners International website. The particular machine I own is an MDF Rose Engine, built for me by a friend from a design and kit offered by Jon Magill. The forum on the OTI site has a very informative section about the MDF Rose Engines.

Note: The pieces shown in this section are also listed under their respective categories.



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Acacia Refrigerator Magnets, Pair - BAMagnet

Acacia Refrigerator Magnets, Pair - BAMagnet

Some Acacia wood looks much like a dark mesquite. It is fairly hard and takes Rose Engine designs...
$20.00

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Black Walnut Box, Rose Engine design w Copper - TT194

Black Walnut Box, Rose Engine design w Copper - TT194

The elegant copper-filled Rose Engine design on the top adds a rich look to this straight-grained...
$55.00

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Buttonbush Refrigerator Magnets, Pair - BBMagnet

Buttonbush Refrigerator Magnets, Pair - BBMagnet

Buttonbush is a light tan wood with a distinct thin pale line marking one edge of each growth ring....
$20.00

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Eucalyptus Refrigerator Magnets, Pair - EUMagnet

Eucalyptus Refrigerator Magnets, Pair - EUMagnet

This particular Eucalyptus wood is a lovely cafe-au-lait brown with no figure to detract from the...
$20.00

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Grapefruit Bottle Stopper, RE design, Stainless Steel - TT183

Grapefruit Bottle Stopper, RE design, Stainless Steel - TT183

The design on the top of this Grapefruit wood bottle stopper is reminiscent of a snowflake. It was...
$30.00

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Grapefruit Bottle Stopper, RE design, Stainless Steel - TT184

Grapefruit Bottle Stopper, RE design, Stainless Steel - TT184

The design on the top of this Grapefruit wood bottle stopper is reminiscent of a snowflake. It was...
$30.00

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Grapefruit Box with Rose Engine designs - TT155

Grapefruit Box with Rose Engine designs - TT155

Grapefruit is often bi-colored, with clear yellow patches distributed randomly through the...
$55.00

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Grapefruit Stopper with RE Design, Silicone - TT071

Grapefruit Stopper with RE Design, Silicone - TT071

The design on the top of this Grapefruit wood bottle stopper is reminiscent of a snowflake. It was...
$20.00

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Grapefruit Stopper, Brass Inlay & RE Design, Silicone - TT072

Grapefruit Stopper, Brass Inlay & RE Design, Silicone - TT072

A six-petal flower graces the top of this Grapefruit wood bottle stopper, while a darker flaw on...
$20.00

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Katalox Bottle Stopper, RE design, Stainless Steel - TT185

Katalox Bottle Stopper, RE design, Stainless Steel - TT185

Katalox (Swartzia cubensis) is a heavy purplish-brown wood from Central America. The snowflake...
$30.00

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