|Project by hairy||posted 1559 days ago||2653 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
Nothing new, but the glue. I started with 12 scraps
2 x 4 x 7 & 1/2", and 1 2×2 x 10”. The 2×2 gives me a good way to mark center, and a hold for initial turning.
Using the 2×2 as the center, I made 5 glue ups, joining the pieces pieces on the sides.
The 5 are glued into 1 piece, keeping the 2×2 at the center.
After a trip through the band saw, it goes on the lathe to be turned into a cylinder.
The last pic is the jam chuck in use. 11 months ago I turned a piece of mulberry into a crock shaped vessel. I left it thick because it was wet wood. As it dried it became oval shaped. The jam chuck holds the piece enabling me to return the outside, and the tenon, to round again. It will now go into the Talon chuck for the rest of the work. They can also be used to clean up the bottom of a bowl.
For another piece, I will turn the jam chuck to fit the piece to be held. It’s big enough to last a while.
-- what a long, strange trip it's been...