Turning Project A Serving Tray Is A Great Way To Embellish Any Dining Room Table Try Different Woods For Dramatically Different Results
Turning project a serving tray is a great way to embellish any dining room table try different woods for dramatically different results is post about Magazine bookmarked by allen with ID 13502437280 was uploaded on 21-04-2019 and has been viewed 32,995 times.
Cherry Serving Tray Turning a tray is an excellent means of enhancing your outboard turning skills, as all the turning is done on the left side of the headstock.The big advantage of this form of turning is that you can keep your body behind the gouge at all times.
When turning inboard (the right side of the headstock) and performing a shaping cut on the bottom, you have to pull the gouge toward you, because the lathe bed is in the way.Another advantage of outboard turning is that it usually accommodates a much larger stock diameter.
Of course, not every lathe has outboard capacity.You can still turn a serving tray, but the diameter will be limited by the capacity of the swing over the lathe bed.For this project I used an 18" diameter piece of black cherry.
The thickness started at two inches; however a one inch piece could also be used.A two inch block of wood is not only heavy, but spins at a very high velocity.Mount the piece on a scr*w chuck making sure that the flat surface of the wood is tight against the jaws of the chuck.
You'll want to position your body...