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Turning a basic Elipse

10-23-2011 05:18 AM by peteg | 17 comments »

I thought that the method used for the Textured Elipse I posted recently may be of interest to some of the “new to turning” folk, it is realy quite a simple process but accuracy with setting it up in the lathe is esssential if you want to achieve a nice clean glue up at the finish.This is a very rough sketch showing the 3 pieces of stock used, the centre piece of course is a scraficial block, the glued edges must be true & dead flat or you will have gaps in the joint later. this is the block set up & part turned ready to hollow out I normall start the hollow with a forstner bit but you can get straight into it with a hollower Hollowing out this is the turn...

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