I thought that the method used for the Textured Elipse I posted recently may be of interest to some of the “new to turning” folk, it is realy quite a simple process but accuracy with setting it up in the lathe is esssential if you want to achieve a nice clean glue up at the finish.
This is a very rough sketch showing the 3 pieces of stock used, the centre piece of course is a scraficial block, the glued edges must be true & dead flat or you will have gaps in the joint later.
this is the block set up & part turned ready to hollow out
I normall start the hollow with a forstner bit but you can get straight into it with a hollower
this is the turn piece before splitting away the “carrier” block, split htis with a sharp knife & clean up the paper remnants from the edges ready to glue up the two halves
glueing up , take care to line up the edges
basically that is it,
This is the gear I used for the texturing on the one posted (not this one) but you can use whatever you have on hand, this pastes dries in about 15 mins and is easily reshaped & painted to your liking,
Any comments or question welcame, thanks for the look
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got