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Jonzjob
09-12-2017, 06:32 PM
As some of you know, I'm always up for a challenge and earlier I had posted some photos of what called inside out turning. Too long to explain here, better to do a e=search on it if you haven't heard of it before.

Well, I have made a 4 section followed by a 3 section jobbie which turned out a lot better IMHO. But, I thought 'I wonder if it's possible to do an 8?' So armed with a lump of beach wood, about 8" long by 4" square I sawed it lengthwise in to 8 segmenta, like an orange, turned them inside out and glued them back together. Turned a waste like form inot it. Then split them back into the 8 bits and turned them back the original way. That gave me the same internal form as a 4 bit, so I rearranged them the right way out but in a different form and glued them back together again. This time as a permanent fixture.

Back onto the lathe and turned the outside to the shape I wanted, heart in mouth and ready to duck toot-sweet (as the French would say?) No bits flew off and it took the shape I wanted.

I wanted it to be a candle stick to take one of my 3" spherical candles so a curve was shaped in the top. I finished up with

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/37193293875_c8e405dafa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YEDmtv)8 bit inside out 2 (https://flic.kr/p/YEDmtv) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

I didn't want the candle just to sit in the dip in the bare wood. I have some zinc drain piping left over from fitting some rain water tubs. The zinc is a nice silvery, shink, soft metal, so i wondered??? So I opened up a bit of it. It's only soft soldered, and cut about a 5" square

I turned a press for it

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4352/37193535575_abd290f507_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YEEAjK)8 bit candle stick zinc 1 (https://flic.kr/p/YEEAjK) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4336/37193534635_2c95430a05_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YEEA3x)8 bit candle stick zinc 2 (https://flic.kr/p/YEEA3x) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

And employed my 6 tonne log splitter :D:D to put a bit of pressure on it, as you do?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4348/37003613356_4cd541da2f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YnTc4J)8 bit candle stick zinc 3 (https://flic.kr/p/YnTc4J) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr
And finished up with what looked like a floded silver handkerchief

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4406/37051563381_950335283c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ys7WWi)8 bit candle stick zinc 5 (https://flic.kr/p/Ys7WWi) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

It fitted beautifully into the dip

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4358/37021693742_991daf7c9f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YptRJw)8 bit inside out 3 (https://flic.kr/p/YptRJw) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

And the candle fitted as if it had been made for the job

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4355/36795812020_3b68ae15ce_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y4w9Y5)8 bit inside out 4 (https://flic.kr/p/Y4w9Y5) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

I still have to give it a coat of herd wax oil and polish, but all in all, I like it and it is very different. The holes are alternate high/low as I turned the even segments upside down to get the effect I hoped for. That is why it isn't as good a join as I would have liked in places?

C'est la vie..

RadDave
09-12-2017, 08:44 PM
As some of you know, I'm always up for a challenge and earlier I had posted some photos of what called inside out turning. Too long to explain here, better to do a e=search on it if you haven't heard of it before.

Well, I have made a 4 section followed by a 3 section jobbie which turned out a lot better IMHO. But, I thought 'I wonder if it's possible to do an 8?' So armed with a lump of beach wood, about 8" long by 4" square I sawed it lengthwise in to 8 segmenta, like an orange, turned them inside out and glued them back together. Turned a waste like form inot it. Then split them back into the 8 bits and turned them back the original way. That gave me the same internal form as a 4 bit, so I rearranged them the right way out but in a different form and glued them back together again. This time as a permanent fixture............

C'est la vie..

Hi John - yet, another triumph! Congrats on a job well done - Dave :)

chscag
09-12-2017, 09:16 PM
Hey John...

Instead of moving back to the UK, maybe we can get you to come to Texas where we could sure use your talents. Maybe learn a bit of Spanish while you're at it. :)

Jonzjob
09-13-2017, 03:27 AM
Ta folks.

Move to Texas Chas? Not with your weather mate!:Oops::Oops: I hope that all is well with you?

It really was a voyage of discovery and I had no idea as to how it would turn out? But I do like the result. If I had the kit I could have got the finish better, but hey-ho :Mischievous::Mischievous:

I will have to start packing my kit away fairly soon. Probably in a few weeks time and get really ready for our move. That will be a shock for me, big time :Confused:

badshoehabit
09-13-2017, 09:49 AM
Beautiful piece.

toMACsh
09-13-2017, 01:52 PM
Impressive!

Jonzjob
09-13-2017, 02:51 PM
I also finished this little dish and that was a challenge in a different way and I was very lucky

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4376/37036965242_40e7fc592e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YqQ8qf)IMG_1745 (https://flic.kr/p/YqQ8qf) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/37019029026_ca8ac327e0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YpfcB9)IMG_1746 (https://flic.kr/p/YpfcB9) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

This is the twist in the very lucky tail

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/37036971712_9991bc9a70_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YqQakN)IMG_1749 (https://flic.kr/p/YqQakN) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

That's the sun shining through the wood around the dovetail in the underside where it's held in the chuck! About a 1/64th" thinner and I would have had a very wid and shallow funnel :Mischievous: I would have been able to salvage it, but as it is it is now been called "Eclipse". The center is extremely thin too so I got away with it twice :Cool: That's about as thin as I have ever gone and not gone through!