For this project I'm using American Rock Maple. A dense timber ( its name speaks for itself) and produces beautiful figure when turned on the lathe as well.
I went to a mates place earlier in the week to machine the timber and rip it ready for the lathe. Then centered each end of timber then knocked a small hole with the hole punch, following with a 5mm hole to allow the headstock and tailstock of lathe to grip on.
|They are pretty long bits of timber......750mm!|
|1hour to turn it!|
|4 legs to turn, then off to get the threads CNC out.|
|Using Rough Gauge Tool (25mm)|
|All 4 legs ready for threads. Plus one extra for show piece.|