The 10" (255mm) and 14" (355mm) tenons formed using the Cole Jaws.Finding the hidden gems of colour in the Huon Pine gave way to an deepening love for natures gifts. Some woodworkers and customers see these as flaws and unattractive to me they can make a piece stand out from all the rest.
Huon Pine is like butter or cheese which has been put through a grater to turn, it has a scent which can not be explained.
Next they are mounted in the chuck and the face edges and centre mound and hole drilled.
Next the columns with a simple V twist, hand cut into them using a Microplane. Many thanks goes to John Robinson (Munruben off the Woodworkforum) for picking this size in particular up while he was in the UK a few years back. These and a few other sizes are no longer available.
The blocks 2x70x70x150 a Tenon formed to fit into flanges
A base made for the 10" and 14" to sit on when used on their own to raise them off the surface. As well a few flanges are required for the columns.
In making one of the flanges I had a small disaster. I am glad as somehow I had missed this gem in choosing which ones to use.
A dry fit to check proportion, balance and appeal, still no hardware fitted as yet.
Laminating NSW Rosewood and the Huon to form a vertical and round pattern.
Gary Pye Collet Chuck, this is ideal as it doesn't damage the thread yet holds well and steady even without a tailstock and live centre assisting. Although a steady would come in handy (must get round to making one or two soon).
Photos of the vertical pattern after rough turning. Then below and right after shaping.
Left the round lamination pattern, beads formed where the Rosewood is to highlight.
A coat of Danish Oil and a dry fit.
Left the 3 Tier stand.
Right as a 2 tier using the medium platter on the base and small platter.
Left the large base and medium platter with a finial.
Right the large and medium platters with finials as single platters.