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    A new challenge
    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

    8 bit inside out 2 by John, 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

    8 bit candle stick zinc 1 by John, on Flickr

    8 bit candle stick zinc 2 by John, on Flickr

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

    8 bit candle stick zinc 3 by John, on Flickr
    And finished up with what looked like a floded silver handkerchief

    8 bit candle stick zinc 5 by John, on Flickr

    It fitted beautifully into the dip

    8 bit inside out 3 by John, on Flickr

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

    8 bit inside out 4 by John, 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..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonzjob View Post
    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..
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    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.

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    Ta folks.

    Move to Texas Chas? Not with your weather mate! 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

    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
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    I also finished this little dish and that was a challenge in a different way and I was very lucky

    IMG_1745 by John, on Flickr

    IMG_1746 by John, on Flickr

    This is the twist in the very lucky tail

    IMG_1749 by John, 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 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 That's about as thin as I have ever gone and not gone through!
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