Turning

Subject:
Re: Lidding a hollow form
Response To:
Lidding a hollow form ()

Dennis in Southern Oregon
As a first thought, I would turn a chucking tenon on the outer (top) end of the blank, gluing on a bit of waste wood if necessary. Then I would fully turn and sand the bottom of the lid and around the outer part of the top. Then I would turn a tenon on another piece of waste wood, chuck it and turn a shallow straight-sided recess into which the bottom of the lid would fit snugly and stably. Then I would mount the lid between this jam chuck and the live center and carefully part off the first tenon and bring up the live center to hold the piece while finishing the top. The mark caused by the live center will be lost when you bore for the finial.

Dennis

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