Turning Project The Great Thing About Box Making Is That It Can Be A Good Way Of Using Up A Small Piece Of Wood Even An Offcut That Might Otherwise End Up Being Discarded It Can Be Transformed Into A Thing Of Beauty Using Your Imagination Originality And Skill
Turning project the great thing about box making is that it can be a good way of using up a small piece of wood even an offcut that might otherwise end up being discarded it can be transformed into a thing of beauty using your imagination originality and skill is article about Magazine bookmarked by cecil with ID 13841169544 was uploaded on 23-03-2019 and has been viewed 348,551 times.
Making Turned Boxes Photos by Steven Kennard INFO: DIFFICULTY - 2/5, LENGTH/TIME - 2/5, COST - 1/5Required Tools: Smooth dovetail jaws in a scroll chuck 1/16" parting tool 1/4" gouge for hollowingSmall skew chisel (1/2" or smaller)Small round-nosed scraperVinyl electrical tapeVernier callipersMethod of holdingMost species of wood can be used to make a box, although a fine-grained hardwood or an exotic are best suited for the purpose.
It's essential that the wood should be dry and well seasoned.For this article I have used an offcut of cherry.It measures 3" x 3" x 4.5" long, which will make a finished box about 3" high.I suggest you use a piece this size, if possible, but don't feel restricted if your offcut is smaller.
I've made boxes out of wood half this size.Another thing to bear in mind is although this article demonstrates the making of a very simple turned box, the principles and methods can be applied to the making of all turned boxes, including those that are more ornate.
You will be working to much finer tolerances than is common in other types of woodturning, so be sure to work slowly and carefully to get the best result.It's vital to use smooth...