|Project by Dragonstaar||posted 08-07-2010 04:43 AM||2245 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This project started as a 1.5” x 1.5” x 18” piece of Cocobolo. I pre-drilled one end to accept a quartz crystal and used a 60deg live center in the tailstock to hold that end.
Had the usual issues turning a long length of wood with tool chatter and material-flexing. And, yes, the pre-drilled end failed … fortunately with a clean split. I was able to superglue the pieces together, then turned a protective jam-fit collar to go over the glued end and against the tailstock.
Had lotsa fun turning the handle portion, kinda goin’ a little crazy with my new detail tool.
Finishing up the piece tomorrow and will post photos when completed.
-- Susannah, Colonial Beach VA