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Project Instructions #1: Jewelry Dishes - Instructions for a Great Gift Item

1331 days ago by Peter Oxley | 2 comments »

I made several of these for Christmas gifts this year. They aren’t difficult, and they seemed to be well received. They use a fairly small amount of material, so they may be the perfect project for that pretty little chunk of wood you just can’t throw away. Start with ¾” material. The blank for the dish is about 3” diameter, and the post is ¾” wide by about 3-4” long. Put the post blank on the lathe and use a roughing gouge to turn it round. Now turn a ½” tenon on the end. Throw the dish blank on the lathe and turn a recess in the bottom side. Taper the edges of the recess so the chuck jaws can catch the taper. Make sure the diame...

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