|Project by REO||posted 10-03-2015 01:45 PM||905 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This was made of : sapele for the top and bottom, cherry for the vessel section and fumed eucalyptus for the columns.
I enjoy using the lathe for projects when I get a chance. For the top section of the piece I cut four pieces and then mounted them in pairs on the face plate to make the arches. then glued the mitered corners together with a plywood center section set in a rabit. and turned the recess for the vessel section. The recess in the bottom section was similarly turned. The fumed eucalyptus (man that stuff is hard!) was laminated from two 3/4” boards to finish of with 1 1/2” diameter turnings about 6 1/8” long. The vessel section is made of cherry.It started out as four pieces of cherry 6” x 10” x 2” thick with 45 degree edges on the corners to make a box. the box was mounted to the face plate and the interior and exterior were turned round. The finished size of the vessel section was 7 1/2” tall 8 1/2” OD with a 1/2” wall thickness. The top surface(to cover the plywood plug) was laminated with a sapele veneer. The edges were eased with a router and holes drilled in the ends of the columns and the facing corners of the top and base for dowels. Each piece was finished separately and then assembled with instant epoxy to complete.