|Project by Mikesawdust||posted 01-21-2016 02:08 PM||1159 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my version of http://lumberjocks.com/projects/191930 , I copied the concept with much less skill at turning and no where near his finishing technique. The piece was a solid glue up about 6” x 10”. I turned it cylindrical first, then cut the neck to the size of my largest fosner bit 3 1/4”. I roughly rounded out the lower part, then cut the top loose, and drilled into the lower portion deep enough to install the top piece. Reinstalling it on the lathe, I rounded and shaped the final shape (mostly cylindrical) and sanded. Once it was as round as it was going to get, I took it out and used fosner buits to finish hollowing the inside (I did try doing the hollowing on the lathe, found I was a failure). After that I pained it black, this mostly hid my poor turning skills. I drilled the neck whole 3/8” and inserted a piece of common sash cord with epoxy.
Working at an EOD shop, this makes a great candy dish and I may make a few more.
-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project