|Project by lrob||posted 01-24-2012 07:25 PM||1375 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
This is one of the first turning projects I did with laminating wood pieces. These were small pieces I had around the shop. The core is made of birch and the sides are walnut. I cut out a piece of birch about 1/2” thick x 1 1/2” wide and 6” long. I drilled two 1/2” thru holes in about 1 1/2” from the ends with a forster bit. These will be the pockets for the three copper BBs in each end of the rattle. I then glue up the three pieces making sure the glue was well distributed, so they wouldn’t delaminate while turning. I let this set over night and then turned it on the lathe to a length of 5 1/2”. This is a good size for a little one to handle. The inner shaft is about a 1/2” in diameter. I finished up sanding with a 400 grit a paper to make it good and smooth. After removing from the lathe I trimmed and sanded both ends. I applied grape seed oil to the rattle three times to make sure the wood was protected and was ready for a little mouth. My grandson really likes his.
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