Turning Project In This Article I Describe Turning A Piece Of Wood That Is Not Round And Retains Its Square Corners When The Piece Is Turning At High Speed The Corners Become Invisible So I Always Keep Firmly In Mind That The Only Thing Allowed To Extend Past The Tool Rest Is The Tool It Is Even More Important Than Usual To Stop The Lathe Before Moving The Tool Rest And To Rotate The Piece By Hand To Ensure It Is Clearing The Tool Rest Before Switching The Lathe On
Turning project in this article i describe turning a piece of wood that is not round and retains its square corners when the piece is turning at high speed the corners become invisible so i always keep firmly in mind that the only thing allowed to extend past the tool rest is the tool it is even more important than usual to stop the lathe before moving the tool rest and to rotate the piece by hand to ensure it is clearing the tool rest before switching the lathe on is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by tony with ID 1351830199 was uploaded on 16-02-2019 and has been viewed 194,500 times.
Candle Holders Most faceplate turning projects only require that you have one flat face on the blank for resting on the band saw table while trimming it round, and for attaching the faceplate or chuck.
However, for this project it is important that you mill the stock for the blanks exactly square and flat on all surfaces.In order to give enough depth for the candle hole the blank should be at least 1¼" thick, but gluing up some contrasting woods to achieve this thickness affords design opportunities.
Prepare and Mount the Blank• Cut the blanks to their finished dimension of 3¼" square.• Mark the center points of one face of each blank.• Using an awl, make a starting dimple for the Forstner bit.
• Bore a ⅞" diameter hole about ½" deep.This hole will serve as the chucking recess for mounting the blank on the lathe and also as the hole for the candle insert.If you are confident that all the subsequent steps are going to go exactly as planned you could bore this hole ⅞" deep now, but I usually leave that until most of the turning is complete.
• Mount the blank on the lathe.I use my smallest chuck...