Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX.
I'm not a wood turner, but I would probably turn many of them on one piece of stock. Make all of the flutes, coves what ever you want to call them on one piece.
I know there is a way to drill out the hole on the lathe but I don't know if you have the right equipment or how to advise you if you did.
You could set up your drill press to drill out the centers. I would clamp the entire thing to a fence, line up accordingly and use a forstner bit to drill through.
Edit: sand the outside on the lathe before drilling out the inside. Sand the inside by hand. Use shellac as a hypoallergenic finish.
Edit x2: lol. Be careful of walnut some people have allergies to nuts and can have a reaction from the wood. Also be careful of many exotics, look them up first , as they can be toxic.
Last edited by wwinsauer; 12-21-2010 at 04:38 PM.