- Check that the four pieces are square (90degrees).
- Glue in pairs with paper joints so that they will be easily split apart later.
- Fix squares of ply to the ends to avoid the centres, particularly the tailstock centre from splitting the pieces.
- Turn the required shape to the blank leaving some square material on both ends.
- Split the joints and reverse the pieces carefully.
- Permanently glue the four pieces leaving the turned area to the inside.
- Optionally a decorative spindle can be fitted to the centre before the final gluing to camouflage the electric cable.
- Replace the plywood squares.
- Turn desired shape and put a spigot at one end to fit base.
- Turn base and fit to stem.
|Peter Manning 2nd Advanced with Sean McSweeney Judge|
|John Ahen 1st Advanced|
|Jerry Twomey with finished piece|
|Kevin 1st Intermediate with Ger Hennessy Judge|
|Jin Donovan 3rd Advanced|
- Start with 60grit and work through each grit.
- Keep flutes clean and be extremely careful around that cutting edge.
- Finish off with 3000 grit.
- Optional is fine honing on a strop or leather pad. Homemade pad – ensure smooth leather side is glued down with rough side up.
- Rotary head on texturing tool held at 45 degrees.
- Encouraged experimentation with speed and angle of address.
- Colour can be applied with ink markers to highlight the actual texture.
- A beads or a simple vee can emphasise and separate certain sections of texturing.