|Project by teenagewoodworker||posted 04-13-2008 07:43 PM||1506 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
well this is my first ever complex turning. by complex i mean with curves. I know that the pictures are pretty bad but i hope you get the idea. its hard to get pictures of such small things in detail. my fried came over to build a scale model of a viking ship and we couldn’t get a small enough dowel rod without ordering it so i had an old motor of my dads and me and my dad put a 1/2” cup link on the 1/2’ shank. then i made a tool rest that locks into my workmate. we just locked the 1/2” dowel rod into the cup link and started reducing the dowels. it was so fn that i tried to make a baseball bat but it broke off and from the leftover material that was left i made this little cup. as you can see from the picture it is about the size of a penny and i hollowed it out too. to do the turning me and my friend just used chisels and a screwdriver. it was really fun and came out pretty good for a first time. as many people often say TURNING IS ADDICTING! too bad I am finishing my printer table right now or i would grab another dowel rod and be turning all day.