Turning Project Make Your Honey More Accessible And Less Messy With This Turned Project
Turning project make your honey more accessible and less messy with this turned project is post about Magazine bookmarked by cory with ID 11832128266 was uploaded on 21-01-2019 and has been viewed 260,961 times.
Honey Dipper Photos by Allan Cusworth; Lead Photo by Ray Pilon Suggested Tools and MaterialsFour-prong, or spring loaded spur centerLive tailstock center1 ¼' spindle roughing gouge½' spindle gouge¾' skew1/16' narrow parting tooloutside caliperssanding mediabeeswaxpaper towelsA honey dipper is a great turning project for new turners.
It gives you a great opportunity to practice spindle turning techniques with the blank mounted between centers on your wood-turning lathe.It is also a good project for practicing your skills using a skew.
Since this is a useable utensil, the wood selected to make it must be non-toxic and it must not add any unwanted taste when it is used.Two such woods are birch, and maple.There are others but a study on that issue is beyond the scope of this article.
The finish you use must also be food safe.I appropriately used beeswax for this project.Basic DesignA honey dipper is made by making some deep grooves at one end of a round piece of wood, and creating a smooth, curved handle on the other.
Decorative touches such as beads, coves, burned-in or captive rings, etc., can be added as desired.This project will yield a finished honey dipper about 1 ¼" in diameter by 8"...