I continued turning my African mahogany block today. I fitted the lid to its base. Then I created a small graduated curve on the outside of the box and smoothed the transition where the lid and base joined. This wood really revealed itself when I rubbed on a thin coat of Zinsser seal coat, the sanding sealer. Tomorrow I will remove that nub from the top of the lid sand the insides of all these lidded boxes. Lastly, I will turn the feet on all the lidded boxes and wood bowls. I also w...
I turned another lidded box today. It was from a large block of soft maple. I have some more sanding to do on its very top; the box’s lid. This spot is where I turned the top to a small nub. I chose to remove the nub with a hand saw. I then cleaned up the remaining wood with a sharp hand chisel. Tomorrow I will sand it more through several grades of grit. The last lidded box that I hope to work on tomorrow is African mahogany. I did work on it some today. I bored through ...
I moved onto turning lidded boxes today. After parting a lid from the hard maple block, I mounted a bubinga block to shape and then part its lid. With the lid parted I first worked on the the mortise that will fit into over the male tenon on the base of this box. The tenon will be made in the next step. I used a bowl gouge to hollow out the inside of the lid. I cut the mortise on the lid and then cut the tenon on the base so the two pieces can be fitted together. It is a nice feelin...
Today I partially turned the bubinga wood block. In this image I have just made the blank round so I can next begin to turn its tenon, or foot. For its design or shape I wanted to make the bowl are large as i could with respect to its diameter; the base and its top. I bought this bubinga block because I was so impressed with the first bubinga bowl that I turned the other day. This is the last bowl blank I have in my shop. It is the seventh bowl i am turning. As I think it about it ...
Hey again Everbody! Since I have been into woodturning lately, I thought that I would share a quick video of some of the small projects that I have doing on the lathe. Nothing fancy, just some small lidded boxes. Maybe this will inspire someone else to get out there and, as Capt. Eddie Castelin would say, “make some shavin’s”.
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