|Project by tooldad||posted 06-28-2010 05:08 AM||2925 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Tried a new project on the lathe. This was my first one, the second screwdriver was better, it went to my wife’s grandfather who gave me a bunch of turning wood. Forgot to get a picture of it, darn.
I was going to offer this as an alternative to pen making for my students for the lathe unit. I will offer this as a level 2 project. Pens and mini baseball bats are what I consider level 1 projects.
This project is not difficult to make, it just has to be right. The diameter of the tenon, length of the tenon, and the diameter at the end of the handle for the end cap.
On the first one I didn’t cut inward and there is a little crown, so the cap doesn’t sit flat. The second kit, I corrected this and had better success.
The wood is cherry. There are 5 coats of Mylands friction polish applied.