Turning Project Last Issue Bruce Talked About Using Traditional Ring Turning To Make The Heads Of The Knights Now He Turns To The Bases For All The Chess Pieces
Turning project last issue bruce talked about using traditional ring turning to make the heads of the knights now he turns to the bases for all the chess pieces is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by tim with ID 12396528955 was uploaded on 01-01-2019 and has been viewed 167,160 times.
Chess Set - Part 2 Illustrations by James Provost Base style for King and Queen (top) and other pieces (bottom)Illustrations continued at end of article First, lets take a moment to get familiar with the profiles we are about to turn.
There are only two profiles for the bases in this project, each made up of several parts.The lower section has a ¼'' high column with slightly concaved sides, a chamfer at the bottom and a shallow 'V' at the top.
On top of this sits a bead flowing into a halfcove finished off by a cone on top.The upper section is ½'' high for major pieces and ¼'' for pawns.So, overall, the bases are ¾'' high for major pieces and ½'' high for pawns.
Recall that we are using 1 ½'' square stock and have 40 linear inches of each type of wood - 80" in total.Mount a 3" length of stock in your lathe.I leave the wood square and use a 4-jaw chuck with spigot jaws.
This allows me to grip a lot of wood, or as little as ¼'', ensuring a solid grip.This significantly reduces waste.Begin by roughing the piece down to 1 ¼'' in...