Trying My Hand At Inside Out Turning

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Blog entry by OttoH posted 12-29-2010 02:20 AM 5380 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have had my lathe for 39 days now and am continuing to experiment with it. I decided to do an inside out turning yesterday and since this is an experiment not a project, I decided to do a short blog on it. For those of you nor familiar with inside out turning you quarter a block lengthwise and put it together so all of the outside corners are now the inside corners that touch each other. I used double-sided tape to do this and then wrapped the ends with a heavy-duty tape. I then mounted it on the lathe and turned the inside portion of the piece (which is now the outside) After turning the inside I pulled it apart and glued it back together so the outside corners are the outside corners once more. I then let it dry overnight and throughout the day today and turned the outside of the piece this evening. I gave the outside a dark chestnut stain for contrast, the white wood is the inside portion of the piece.

I am thinking about designing some candle stands and other pieces using this technique, I wonder how a table leg would look with this process . . .

Anyways I have rambled enough, here are a few photos of the piece.

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