column up on end and spin off the square corners of the large blank to finish making each end an octagon.
Any good lathe can handle this large turning, but the machine must have a sturdy base. Jarrah is fet'eivy! Sandbags on the base's shell will help dampen vibration. Run your lathe at us lowest speed as you rough out the column. Once you've made a cylinder, use a parting tool to cut down to the diameter of the central shaft in a few places (Photo 2) Then part to the diameter of the narrow ring that separates the cove and bead. Cut the ends of the column to length with the parting tool as well. Leave a 1 -in.-diam-eter stub while making each end slightly concave (Photo 2). Then complete the turning and sand it on the lathe.
F^TESj^| LAY OUT the curves in the ^■■■■¡■■■■■¿■■■Sl base with simple geometry.
Step I: Lay out the centerline of the glued-up blank. Use a trammel to draw a circle that touches one end of the middle board. Start at point A with the trammel and step off arcs around the circle to give you points B and C. Connect B > and C with the center to divide the circle into three parts.These three lines are the centerlines for i^fo the feet'
j Step 2: Draw perpendicular lines to mark
/ m: the ends of the feet. Cut the waste off
WSm/ on the tablesaw.
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