|Turning a Trivet from Thin Stock|
|Select timber and cut out blank.
In this case 30mm (1-1/8") thick.
|Check centre mark and prepare scrap sacrificial mounting block and drill central hole for screw chuck.||With Hot Melt Glue glue block to blank.||Using centre spur drill to aid central location on blank.|
|Screw Chuck Used .||Blank mounted on chuck and trued up on edge and face.||Mark centre with point of skew.
||Mark guide lines to suit chuck jaw socket and position of base support bead.|
|With Parting Tool form chucking recess.||Add Dovetail Socket detail with Skew.||Form Bead with Skew or Bead Tool.||Remove a percentage of wood from inner Bead Edge towards centre.|
|Mark Centre of Blank Edge.||Form edge bead. Using edge bead and base bead as guide points chamfer face edge,||taking care not to cut into base bead.||Work from inner to outer in final stages.|
|My Abrasives selection, Grip-a-Disk and its off-cuts||Hermes and Rhino brand sheet and Abranet,||Only Hermes and G-a-D off-cuts used on this piece, starting at 180 grit.||Applying diluted Cellulose Sanding Sealer, burnishing to gloss as it dries.|
|Finish off with Melamine Lacquer again burnishing.||Avoid applying too much finish which can result in build -up streaks, blend with thinners or fine Nyweb if found.||Turn Blank around and Mount on Socket..||Part Off waste wood and clean up face, mark Tile diameter guide.|
|Using Parting Tool form recess for Tile.||Use wide Scrapper to level base of recess if preferred.||If as in this case the blank is thick enough, mark for a dovetail recess.||and form sufficient to clear jaws.|
|If the Blank is not thick enough for the second dovetail then a scrap piece can be Hot Glued on for a spigot or Blank can be mounted in Cole Jaws.|
|Chamfer front face,||between Rim Bead and Tile recess.||Finish Sand.||Seal, Finish and burnish.|
|Reverse on Chuck Jaws and finish blending inner base between bead and original chucking socket||Sand finish, use rotary friction sander to avoid sanding tracks if desired.||Apply Sealer, Finish and burnish central area.||Apply Carnauba Wax with burnishing Mop.|
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© Chas Jones.
16 November. 2009
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November 17, 2009, 16.59 Hrs.