Project Tutorials

Rolling Pin

 
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Making sizing cuts on barrel

Size the blank to over the 3 desired diameter at this point. The amount will depend on the alignment of your lathe and its ability to drill on center. Drilling for the shafts may cause some slight out of trueness that we will have to correct for later.

Roughing barrel to size

Rough the blank down to the sizing cuts. The barrel will be finish turned later so do not worry too much with surface finish at this point.

Skew cutting endgrain

True the end of the blank in preparation for drilling. An uneven surface could cause the drill bit to deflect off center. I am using the long point of the skew.

Skew starter point for drill

True the end of the blank in preparation for drilling. An uneven surface could cause the drill bit to deflect off center. I am using the long point of the skew.

Close up of skew dimple

The funnel shaped starter for the drill.

Drilling hole for handle shaft

I am drilling to a depth of 2” with a 1/2” drill. The tape is my depth stop set for the 2” plus the length of the tenon.

Chamfering drilled hole edge

Chamfer the opening.

Reseating tailstock center after drilling

Seat the tailstock center in the blank and true the tenon for the chuck if needed. We want the hole and the tenon to be concentric.

Barrel reversed

Reverse the blank and perform the same truing and drilling operations on this end.

Oneway's small cone center

The Oneway cone center I will be using to hold the barrel for the final turning. The small dummy rod holds the center while screwing attachments on and off. The threads on the center are ¾” 10 threads per inch.

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