Monday, October 24, 2011
Twisted box how-to
After the layout is complete I start the turnin process. Step 1 is to mount the blank between the true center points and turn a tenon on each end. The lid portion can then be parted off (or cut off on a bandsaw, another reason to leave the blank square) and both halves hollowed, a tenon and recess formed to join the lid and body. To turn the twisted exterior it's simply a matter of lining up point 1 on Side A with point 1 on Side B and turn that face. Then line up points 2 and 2 and turn the face, and then points 3 and 3 and turn that face. I usually end up turning each face 3 or 4 times to get the wall thickness I want and to get all the faces even.