Journey into Woodturning #47: Wig/Hat Stand

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 03-09-2021 03:14 PM 815 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am so ashamed I didn’t think of this sooner. I was attending a zoom meeting demonstration and our wood turning club (I below to) was offered to attend. The other club conducted their meet very quickly to start the demo, but mentioned their member challenge for March was a wig stand for those wanting to participate in donating to local charity. I have a cousin going through treatment and I’m embarrassed I didn’t think of this on my own.

Regardless I immediately began planning to make one and asked the club I was not associated with if I could include a donation or two. They said it wouldn’t be a problem and my plans grew larger and quicker. I needed wood and fast! I reached out to a few of my go to suppliers, found some pieces and placed my orders. They didn’t all come at the same time, but I got to it as soon as possible.

The process for turning is simple and the amount of turning is a lot of fun. There is spindle turning with coves, beads, etc. The base is nothing more then a shallow bowl, but with a forstner bit hole for the spindle. While the top dome was the most challenging, in my opinion. Its like turning a bowl and flipping it upside down with no pedestal to rest on. Of course the inside of the bowl has a forstner bit hole too.

I really like the way these turned out and my cousin was quick to pick a favorite. Though I’m sure each one will be welcomed to whomever receives them. In addition, these make a great hat stand, if you have no means of donating. I might turn a few more some people I know that take a lot of pride in their hats.

Here’s this weeks video: Wig/Hat Stand

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