Description: This nightlight has been has been turned from false acacia using an inside-out technique.
Wood: False Acacia
Status: Not For Sale
Size: 10cm diameter by 10cm high
1. Take a log, square it off and cut into quarters
2. Rotate each quarter by 180 degrees so the log centre is on the outside.
3. Screw the quarters together ensuring all edges are square and level.
4. Mount the log on a faceplate (or between c enters and turn the inside shape.
5. The hole shape produced in each side is determined from the depth of the cut from the face.
6. Undo the screws and reorient the quarters aligning the grain
7. Ensure the turned surfaced line up and the cutout shape should appear.
8. The shape is small at the boundary but will get larger as the outside is turned.
9. Now glue the quarters back together ensuring the grain and turning edges are aligned
10. You should now have a reconstructed log with hollow inside.
11. Ensure the grain lines up as well as possible
12. Mount log back onto the lathe between centers.
13. Now turn the log into a cylinder
14. Turn the chuck dovetail onto the bottom of the log
15. Turn the basic shape noting that the holes get larger
16. hollow out the top end of the goblet blending tghe curve into inside sides
17. Before finishing the top, turn the rest of the outside and base
18. Once the turning is complete, a forstner bit is used to drill out a hole in the base for the electric tealight
19. The goblet can now be sanded to blend the inside and outside surfaces
20. Take special care around the edges of the shapes.
21. Sand the inside edges by threading paper through the holes
22. Sand the internal top surfaces through the hole
23. Finish the sanding at the base through the holes.