|Project by BobWemm||posted 04-15-2013 01:50 PM||1176 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a fun project, that can turn out very nice.
On one end mark 1, 2, 3, and 4 in each corner, then cut the blank into equal quarters, lengthwise. Then position the 4 pieces with the numbers in the centre of the end. At this point I screw all 4 pieces together securely, I do this at the ends so that bit can be cut off later.
Turn a section to make the inside hollow, this can be as big or small as you wish, I find about a little more than half way through, that is about 1/2 inch into the flat sides. This will give you a 1inch hollow on the inside. Sand and polish this turned section.
Remove the screws and put the pieces back in their original position and check to see if the hollow is to your liking.
If you are happy with that, then glue and clamp the 4 pieces back together as they were before you started. Numbers in the outer corners.
Now turn to the desired shape, drill the centre to take a glass test tube or similar, sand and polish and part off the ends.
Finished piece approx 10in x 3in.
Thanks for looking.
-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.