Laminated Swirl Lidded Box
|Mark Out Card Template||For speed of consistent Marking cut out first Segment.||And use to mark out the remainder.||The complete Set.|
|The first 2 pieces with profiles sanded smooth.||Note that the sanded joint faces must be perfectly square to a common face.||As these pieces are intended to have a central knob inserted then the segment width is not super critical.|
|Check fit before glue-up.||The associated segment ring for the box body, segments as cut on chop saw, no sanding.||Base and top ring slices of Oak mounted on scrap screw chuck blocks.||Truing up the central segment ring.|
|.||It is essential that the end faces of the ring are flat and true across the diameter.||Starting on the base.||Marking the foot ring, mounting socket and the outer diameter of the segment ring.|
|Sanded to 240grit,||and sealed to check tool and sanding marks.||Reversed on socket.||Face trued up and bonding area checked for flatness.|
|The glue up can be done on the lathe using the tailstock as the clamp.||This is a good time to check and true up the inner and reduce wall thickness if required.||True up joint surface of top ring slice.||And glue up, using tailstock to align and apply clamp.|
|Clean up the outside and sand to 240 grit.||Seal to check for sanding or tooling marks.||Using parting tool remove central waste, (leaving screw chuck block attached means it's ready for use later.)||.|
|Undercutting and blending in inner top edge.||.||Reverse on Cole Jaws.||and remove chucking recess.|
|Box Body finished..|
|Now for the lid.
||Mount the segmented disk on a glue block to give access to rear..||Using Hot melt Glue||Shape lid to fit Box top recess and drill hole for knob fixing.|
|And start top surface shaping.
||Part off from Glue chuck and mount in Cole Jaws to start finishing top surface.||And finish off, sanding to 240grit.||And seal to check for sanding and tool marks.|
|Now for the knob.
||Form good fit spigot to fit lid rough shape knob.||And Glue on Lid.||.|
|Clean up inner spigot.
||And remove knob from lathe.||Remount in Cole Jaws and finish off knob.||A quick Buff inside and out.|
|And there we have it, yet another Box.||But with a swirly lid this time.|
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May 10, 2011, 23.06 Hrs.