Well, my wife came up with another idea. She'd like a set of stacking containers for keeping pills and supplements in, to replace the little clear plastic cups that she's currently using. I guess she organizes the stuff she takes into 3 or 4 "doses" per day. Plus, she wants to protect the "goodies" from exposure to light.
I'm almost 2/5 of the way through the project:
So far I have made two significant goofs - one each on the lid and the top cup.
While trying to get the lid to fit into the top cup, I got a little too aggressive and started making the inside of the lip a bit too thin. I stopped myself, but now I don't dare sand the ring out. Grrrr!
As for the lid, I should have made a tenon on each end, parted it off, reverse-chucked it for hollowing, and THEN shaped it. But no ... I did the shaping first. Any ideas on how to chuck the lid back up and hollow it out a bit? I don't want to leave it solid, because it will be heavier than the cups. Whether I hollow the lid out much or not, I still need to finish-turn the bottom of it.
Reverse-chucking the cups shouldn't be a problem, but the lid.... I'm thinking that I'll need a jam chuck with a hole just deep enough so the cap will rest against the bottom, and just wide enough to fit the outer diameter of the lid. But I'm worried about getting (and keeping) the lid lined up in the chuck. Hmmmm....
PS - Noticed all the tearout, did ya? Yes, I probably need to sharpen my tools. But this "dunno wood" is also fairly soft. Sigh....