Turning Archive 2005
Mike Schwing from Md.
>That would have been better, I agree, if it were possible. The base of the form and the top of the pedestal are attached only by a very thin piece of wood with voids on both sides. There was no way to separate the base without stressing that little piece of wood and having it break off, so that a tenon could be formed to do as you suggest.
This was not a planned piece, more of a "save" I found interesting, not to mention challenging.
Examining the photo makes me think I should have taken off the bottom 1/3rd of the base, but as it sits here on my desk, I don't agree. Weird!
This past weekend I made my own set of micro hollowing tools and was happy when they worked nicely. First turning tools I've made other than a handle.