|Project by Grumpy||posted 03-24-2017 03:31 AM||441 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
It all started with 30, 140X19mm DAR Marante & Radiata pine in 600mm lengths
4 were glued together face to face
The resulting glued blocks were put through the thicknesser to make them all even with flat surfaces.
Then glued in pairs edge to edge.
The final glue up was a piece either side to make a suitable block for turning.
The next part of the process was to turn the 600mm long blocks OVAL shaped.
A guide block was attached to each end, the holes represent the points calculated for off centre turning.
A circular piece was fitted & was centred over the drill hole for oval turning.
Next came the big surprise. There was too much wobble for the lathe to handle. What to do next?.
Never let a little problem get in the way, right!.
Well the answer was in a tool I had not used yet but will use much more in the future.
This tool is awesome!. The Arbortech dicc fits on a grinder.
I was able to rough cut an oval shape very quickly with this tool. It has good control features and will even provide a smooth cut once you get used to it. The problem is it is savage so going too deep is an issue. It also spreads wood chips over a vast area.
Next came the hand shaping, chisels & scrapers. The tricky bit was getting all ends to match up & the contrasting colours as well.
A 1” s/steel rod was fitted to each piece & the 3 sections glued together.
Several slots were cut in the upper part for hanging items. Drilld first then hand sawn.
I made a template for the base Then cut the pieces to suit.
Next came the bottom holders for umbrellas, turned then fitted with a brass sleeve.
Finished with 5 coats of poly.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python