- Check that the four pieces are square
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.