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Turned Storage Container

08-31-2015 12:34 AM by terryR | 15 comments »

Here’s a fun project; a storage container for my wife turned on the lathe. I don’t have good hollowing tools, so digging out chips from wood deeper than 2” forces me to use my chisels in an unsupported way. That results in unexpected catches, and isn’t much fun at all. However, using segmented methods, I can potentially turn vessels as deep as 17”! (the realistic span on my midi-lathe) The key points to this method are:-using multiple layers to achieve vertical height of workpiece,-attach first layer to lathe, hollow as desired, then flatten the ‘upmost edge’-attach next layer to lathe, flatten respective edge, and glue to previous layer, ...

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