Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 97: Preview

I didn't get a ton of shop time tonight, It's nearly 10:30PM as I write this and I'm still working on my day job.

What little I did get done is for an idea I had a couple of nights ago.  I don't want to give away too much but it's a very small project but also very ambitious.  In total it will be turned on 16 centers and should only be at most 3-4" diameter.

The layout marks for the 16 centers are to the left.

And here are the same centers drilled out of the melamine backer board I plan to use.

I may end up doing this over as I'm not completely happy with the spacing of the holes, I think the drill bit may have wandered slightly on some of the holes but this may not matter in the end.  I'll probably work on a prototype out of Box Elder before I break out the Holly that I plan to use on the finished piece.  If the Box Elder works out I may end up using this one again, if not I'll make another one before I break out the Holly.

I also received a call from a fellow woodturner tonight, he was on his way back home and wanted to know if I wanted a fresh cut olive log.  Of course I do.  He dropped off a nice heavy olive log and I sent him on his way with one of the shoestring acacia logs I got 2 weeks ago.  I think I got the better end of the deal.

1 comment:

  1. You were intended to get the better end of the deal. With all you have done for me and all you do for the AWA, I was glad to be able to do something for you. Enjoy the olive.