|Project by horologist||posted 05-28-2011 06:28 AM||3353 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
It took me a little over one thousand days to post my first project so I figure this is way ahead of schedule.
I spotted Shipwright’s post earlier this week and thought this would be a fun project for a Friday afternoon. The cost of materials is negligible, although it has demonstrated that it is time for a new digital camera so the project will be more costly than expected. I probably spent as much time getting the first two photos as I did at the lathe.
The box is made from a scrap of pegwood, a short wooden dowel that is sharpened and then used to clean pivot holes in clocks and watches. Sources theorize that the dowels are cut from either dogwood or orange wood. Since I didn’t do anything interesting with veneer (perhaps I should have tried a segmented turning) I decided to put something inside the box. This was made from a scrap of brass and was modeled after a grail shaped beacon. I used a 0.026” drill to hollow out the box and a 0.015” bit to open the bowl of the grail.
For those who like work in progress photos, I have included the two least awful pictures. One is of the box, taken while I was shaping the lid. The other is of the grail, taken right before I parted it from the brass stock.
-- Troy in Melrose, Florida