Wood Turning

Lego Frankenstein

Assembly time! This weeks project is a Lego man Frankenstein.

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Rockler

Turning Air Video

Turning Air

I wasn’t planning on filming this piece. After shaping the outside there were so many things that could go wrong, I had to turn the camera on. Only one small piece flew off while turning it, so I’m really happy it all worked out in the end.

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I think it’s locust wood, but I’m not 100% sure. It’s 4 1/2″ tall and 8″ in diameter.

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Rockler

Ironwood Hollow Form

Ironwood Hollow Form

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The trick to hollow form turning is obtaining an even, consistent wall thickness. The easiest way to accomplish this is by using a pair of outside calipers designed for woodturning. The piece of ironwood used for this project has a couple of defects in it, which actually make it easier to check the thickness.