hello all, heres a piece that i did a while ago
below is a clicky link of a short video of it being done
i started with a badly cupped natraul edge burr
i planned it both sides and sucked it onto my lathe with a 6" vacum chuck to sand it to 400 grit
i was losing pressure due to the natraul voids in the burr, i can either fill these from behind or attach a piece of ply to suck to!!
heres the front sanded, now which way up looks best :-k
heres a blurry bit of 3/4" ply
here it is
i've marked out my design in pencil and i've found the first center
heres the first circle complete
here it is now turned on 4 centers and some textureing done, at this stage i like it and wonder wetehr to do more or leave it?
close up of texture
the finished piece with one coat of oil
when i do off center work like this i turn my phone of, lock my work shop door and double check everything every time i move it or use it i.e tool rest etc. i also have a foot switch which i hover my foot over all the time.
it certainly requires a clear head and full concentration