|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-29-2015 03:40 PM||878 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
I used up my last shoehorn kit on this one. I found this dusty osage orange plank in my shop thinking it was walnut, so I cut out a blank and decided to make this one different from the rest of the lot. It gave me an excuse to get out the lathe router guide ( http://lumberjocks.com/Slovenian/blog/32022 ).
I made the blank just little different shape and wanted to use a 3/16” router bit for the fluting. That gave me 1/4” solid spaces between the flutes. The only bit I had was 3/16 and not that long. I had to use 2 adapter bushings to load it into the router and then I found that the supports for the top of the guide were hitting the piece before I could get enough depth for the cutter. So I had to cut down the aluminum guides 1/8” ( 5th photo).
The last shot is the fluted piece…....... cutting completed. That is the smallest diameter I fluted so far.
I was worried about flex so I made this quick and dirty support for under the piece in the center.
It is osage orange and finished with clear enamel
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!