|Project by Kaytrim||posted 08-25-2008 10:36 PM||1384 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This was a mother’s day gift that took me in a new direction. I had mainly purchased my Jet mini to make the joystick tops for my game controllers. I have been following a few turning sites and got inspired to make something like this.
The base is cherry and the body is apple. I had the most problems keeping the two pieces together. I finally turned a tenon in the body and a mortise in the foot and used CA glue. The black that you see in the bottom is a result if burning the two pieces to a friction fit.
The next issue I had was chattering near the bottom of the hollow. The sorby hollowing tool was at it’s limit and cracked the neck of the vessel in several places. I was able to use CA glue here too to repair the cracks. The walls ended up being less then 1/8” in places and up to 1/4” in others. The thin spots will allow light to pass through and that is mostly at the neck and above.