Post by dustypilot on Jul 18, 2022 19:32:36 GMT -5
Maple & Walnut stool. Saw it on Youtube and what attracted me was the dovetail mount and aluminum keys to hold the legs in place. So I drew something up, made the top as a 2-sided carve (3D inverted dome top and multiple pocket bottom), the keys SLOWLY out of 1/4" aluminum plate and the rotary attachment for the legs. I used to make GREAT legs on the lathe - but none of them matched. These sat in the grooves and were level the FIRST time (10 deg cut). Danish Oil as a finish.
"I used to make GREAT legs on the lathe - but none of them matched. " That sounds a lot like me...
This is where the 4th axis rotary attachment really becomes valuable. Doing the legs is tedious for sure. With the rotary attachment, I went from solid stock, to 36 inch spindle blanks, to ten darn near perfect legs in a day. The Axiom just plowed through them. They fit well and just needed a little touch up sanding.
Since I had a model of the leg from Aspire, it was a simple matter to make a 'negative' for holding the spindles for drilling.
I find I can spend the 'artistic' time working on the spindle shapes I want, and let the 4th axis do the grunt work. I still like to do the seats on the lathe, because that's just fun.
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2022 20:25:37 GMT -5 by grossmsj