|Project by TheDane||posted 01-23-2012 01:19 AM||2121 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
Last fall, I attended a woodturning symposium where one of the demonstrators was turning eggs and spheres.
Just had to try it!
I made a chuck out of some PVC and a couple of clamps (see: http://www.detroitareawoodturners.org/EGG%20CHUCK.pdf ), and mounted a cutoff from a table leg (red oak) between centers. Using a real hen’s egg from the kitchen fridge, I made a ‘template’ similar to the one Bon Anderson made in this article: http://www.cicaaw.org/sites/default/files/newsletters/CICAAW%20APR%202011.pdf .
I sanded and finished it on the lathe using O.B.’s Shine Juice (thanks to Eddie Castelin!).
This egg is a little smaller than the template … I got a catch so I had to take off more material to fix the oops.
Edit: New link for Detroit Are Woodturners Egg Chuck: http://www.detroitareawoodturners.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/EGG_CHUCK.312141537.pdf
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"