|Project by interpim||posted 04-10-2010 08:13 PM||1857 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Hi all, this project takes a bit of explaining to occur… first, I was perusing LJ last night and noticed someone had posted a box that he had built for his grandmother. Well, I thought to myself, I have never made anything for my grandmother and I should make something to show my appreciation for her. Since she collects bells I decided a bell it shall be!
The tutorial portion is influenced by LJ as well. A fellow LJ was asking some questions about his new chuck and I thought what better way to describe my methods than take a bunch of pictures and write up how I do it step by step. Although I don’t consider myself anywhere near an expert, maybe my meager attempts can help someone else trying to get into turning.
You can click on any of the images to get a larger version.
After this point I sanded down the piece to 600 grit applied a finish and turned off the bell with a parting tool. If you are doing a bowl, you could turn the piece around again in a set of flat jaws to turn off the tenon or dovetail and finish the bottom.
I opted to just turn this piece off and finish the top by hand.
Hopefully this will answer any questions for those that have never turned. If you have any questions please ask and remember to be safe and always use a face shield when turning.
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