|Forum topic by Wildwood||posted 09-11-2013 07:54 PM||1002 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-11-2013 07:54 PM
After reading a how to article started turning wood tulips many years ago. Pretty simple procedure take a square block drill small hole in one end a larger hole in the other, cut V’s in two sides on end with larger hole, take lathe and turn a tulip.
Whether cut V’s by hand or band saw removing saw tooth marks not always successful. More narrow the V, less saw tooth marks showed, but hard to remove anyway. More wider V, easier to access saw tooth marks, but real P.I.T.A to remove.
After finding method for inside out turning tulips on a New Zealand message board gave that a try. Other than taking more time, produce some really great tulips.
Last month got the bug to make tulips or other flowers again. This time wanted to try a different approach. So just stuck some scraps in my chuck and went at it with a gouge and small handsaw. Still had to drill a 3/16” hole in bottom for the stem. Posted some pictures on project page.
After turning dozen or so, came in and found this video. So if have some scrap wood give it a try.