|Project by Chase||posted 04-20-2010 10:27 PM||1604 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Having gotten some instructions on all the various things was I was doing WAY wrong with respect to turning I set out to try my hand at a little test piece. I didnt have a big roughing gouge, and was trying to do all my roughing of square stock with a small detail gouge. In addition, I didnt realize that part of my chuck was a tapered fit and would come out if I coaxed it. These and a lathe DC hood took roughing and turning from a nightmare to a dream. This was done with out any proper beading tools, so the two beads are a little off, and the “ball” on top is a bit more like a mushroom.
Finally i tried to finish the purpleheart with mineral oil. Don’t do that, it makes it go completely brown. luckily i was able to get the oil off and the purple is starting to come back. hopefully it will improve with time.
Overall it isn’t perfect, but still turned out decently. I look forward to making an army of them.
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