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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Plates part 3
More work on my trio of plates last night. I had to clean up my mess from Sunday as I have another turner coming over tonight and decided to do a little work on the plates.
The piece on the right is pretty much finished. I'll add another coat or 2 of oil and buff it out but the turning portion is complete. The 2 on the left still have a bit more turning left to do but I ran out of time. These are being secured on my lathe with a 4" diameter vacuum chuck. With my vacuum pump set to pull about 8 PSI (~16" of mercury) there is close to 100 lbs of force securing these to the lathe so I have free access to the bottom.