|Project by nerdkraft||posted 01-03-2015 09:43 AM||1010 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my first try at doing a laminated spindle turning (although second turning – first one was more of some failed experiments.)
Poplar core + oak veneer + walnut + maple + cedar
The cedar didn’t behave particularly well but I do like that finished cedar is a very warm ‘wine-like’ color which is great for a stopper. I also am thinking of doing a second cut on the first glue up to add symmetry to the veneers. I’m wondering if it may make sense to send the lam sausage through the planer, cut, plane using the now face-jointed piece, and glue back together with veneer instead of trying to shimmy the veneer in the glue up. Thoughts?
Most useful things for this project;
Dennis Montville’s excellent videos like this one – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQGjN64-d_Y
Craftsmanspace plan that I didn’t follow but showed a process – http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-projects/laminated-woodturning-projects.html
Next up – varying thickness some more and using higher end woods. (I bought some bloodwood and padouk today :) )