|Project by hairy||posted 11-18-2014 03:32 PM||1065 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
By request. One of my Drs. asked how I like retirement and what I was doing. I just happened to have a few pics on my iphone. He’s also getting a starter kit of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and red,green,black and white pepper corns.He’ll be working on me soon, I want him in a good mood.
Maple and mahogany. 9” x 2 & 1/2” . Watco Danish oil and spray poly. Crush Grind ceramic mill.
Round the blank between centers, make a tenon for the chuck. Put blank in chuck and drill out the bottom, 3 different sizes. I like to use a steady when drilling.
I mark the diameter at 1/4 and 1/2 increments to make the taper. Then use a parting tool to set the diameters.I use a skew to make the taper.Turn a half bead, I want the join to be flat when the 2 parts are together.
Check with a straight edge. I didn’t take a pic of the mahogany bottom, this is the maple top. Hey, it happens!
Part it off. The drill marks the center for the top.
I put a tenon on the top section to hold the mechanism. I think it keeps the alignment of the 2 sections better.Repeat the above process,drill for the mechanism, taper, etc. I drill a 1/4” hole for the shaft.
I put the bottom back on, and use a cone to hold the 2 sections together and clean everything up to make a good fit.
Reverse mount the top. I use a piece of leather in the chuck to hold the tenon. There is a center mark on the end from rough turning between centers to line up the tailstock end. Clean up the top and sand.
I tape the openings for finish and epoxying the mechanism. I don’t want them on the inside.
There’s lots of ways to do it. This is how I did these. Next time might be different.
-- stay thirsty my friends...