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Blog series by Gary Fixler updated 1840 days ago 1 part 887 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: a thin, fig dish test

1840 days ago by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

This is from nearly a month ago. I’m behind on my adventures. Chucking something properly in a lathe takes a little bit of thought and prep work. I only had about an hour after work, but was in the mood to learn a bit more. In this test, I simply wanted to see if I could make a thin, dish-like object in a small chunk of Indian Laurel (Ficus microcarpa). I had recently acquired a ton of it, so I just pinched it between centers and had at it. The test dish I would turn was from a pi...

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