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Subtraction Week 8: Lathe Skill Builder

For this week’s assignment, I made a wooden handle.

I started with a 2″ diameter wooden pine dowel from Home Depot that I cut into 12″ segments with a miter saw. 

I started with the goal of trying to make the following shape. A-II--1-g

I started with marking some outline dimensional measurements. 

Then, I attached it to the lathe using a 4-jaw chuck & did a test run: 

Unfortunately, trying to follow the measurements was more difficult than anticipated. Ended up taking off too much material & got the following shape. 

Chopped off the top & sanded the top roughly with belt sander to get the final smoother surface.

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