|Project by socrbent||posted 12-24-2012 07:48 PM||783 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Tis the season….to finish presents.
This project helped me learn a lot about different woods and turning. Lacewood is relatively soft and it turned rough. The maple was a dream to turn. Tried to glue parts together and then turn – broke 2 joints. The bocote did not make a strong glue joint with the maple end grain to end grain. I took a remaining blank that had bocote glued to maple, drilled and inserted a oak dowel in middle – this held. Used 3 coats of lacquer to finish.
Also made 6 of the oven rack push/pulls. I made a pattern, then glued up maple and walnut blanks, cut close on band saw, used two different pattern bits, filed some remaining rough spots, rounded over edges, sanded, and 2 coats of tung oil and 2 of wax.
Have a joyous Christmas!
-- socrbent Ohio