More homework from the woodturning school -
After making a couple bowls with Mike, I have been attempting to get a little more familiar with my HF lathe at home. This time, I thought I would give turning a small lidded vessel a try. When I first made attempts to turn on the lathe (a couple of years ago), I experimented with shapes. Mostly exercises to try to understand the turning tools and what they can or cannot do. One such object I kept on the bookshelf because it looked interesting to me and I thought I might do something with it someday.
Giving it a look over, I thought the top portion might made a good ring box so I chucked it on the lathe, shaped it a little, and parted off a lid.
Next step was to add a tenon, then work on hollowing the base of the vessel,while it was still part of the larger piece, then I parted it off after it was hollowed.
After the bottom was parted off, I used double sided duct tape and stuck the lid on to the remaining piece so I could hollow out the lid to fit the tenon on the base.
Now, both lid and base are hollowed and ready to go together -
Now, both lid and base are sized appropriately. Only thing left to do is attach the lid on the base and shape it a little more and add the finish -
It was a rather fun project to do for a few hours. I liked the challenge and working with a smaller piece. It is unfortunate that I could not capture the grain in the pic. The Maple grain is extremely wild and I really like the look of it. It will show up better when the finish is applied.
Thanks for viewing,
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.