|Project by rance||posted 08-01-2012 05:58 AM||2713 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Its hip to be a square. Well, its actually a cube. A square would look more like this.
Most turners are aware that a cube can be turned on the lathe. I’m speculating here, but I’ll bet this was probably initiated with the metalworkers. I’ve always wanted to try one for myself. I had half of a colored plywood blank left over after the toothpick holder I took it to the bandsaw and skewed it in two directions to make it a little more interesting. As for the amount of skew, it was totally by accident that it ended up almost symetrical from the corner. I actually would rather it was not. I’ll concentrate on that aspect for the next one.
Finish is a few coats of Deft spray Laquer with sanding of 400 grit in there near the end.
After completing the cube, I had some wedge-shaped scraps leftover and wasn’t about to throw them away. So I sanded some flats on them and glued ‘em up.
With just three of them, it wasn’t worth getting the tumbler out. I just roughed them on the belt sander by hand, and finished up with the ROS. Sprayed the bottoms first, then the tops. Some 400 grit near the end and a final coat. Enjoy! :)
Comments and criticisms welcome.
PS: I rounded the edges using the belt sander followed by the ROS.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--