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Here is something a bit different to my normal type of project, a cube turned in the lathe, I hope my metal lathe will forgive me for abusing it. I have no idea what order the photographs will end up in, but they are self explanatory.
 

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Some possible uses for multi-purpose cube

Whilst I thought that this project would turn-out as firewood,because it didn't, here are a few possible uses for it, for those not familiar with it, the wood is West Australian Jarrah finished with three coats of low sheen Poly.
 

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HI Harry Looks Nice

Are you a pipe smoker ??? by chance, it would made a nice humidor if you had a lid for it.
Or a great gift to a mate that is a pipe smoker :) :)

Bj :)
 

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Exceptionally nice Harry. It definitely is a multi-purpose cube. Beautiful wood also.
That is some kind of tool post you use there. I have never seen one quite like it. Keep up the great work.
 

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Thanks for kind words. No Bob I'm not a smoker, (not since 4.00pm May 20th 1982) that's when I had a heart attach, but I may well make a lid for it anyway to store small cookies! Dave, does my home-made four way tool post look better? Notice that I gave the lathe a thorough clean this morning. Finally, it was nice to hear from you George, how is template routing progressing?

I just took a shot from where I'm sitting showing the present home for the cube
 

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That toolpost I know Harry. Made one just like it. Little different handle tho. I then got ambitious and made one of the quick change style. Half dozen holders with different tooling in them. Made changing tooling easier. Glad to see the lathe clean. Those metal lathes don't like saw dust. TaTa for now.
 

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Hi Dave, the tapered ball handle I made basically freehand, I doubt that my co-ordination operating the top slide and carriage at the same time would be good enough now, some twenty three years on. I drool about having a set of interchangeable tool holders but they are VERY expensive here.The handle is actually the second one that I made, the first turned out fine 'till I drilled the hole and it was way off centre so I filled it with weld and re-drilled the hole only to find IT was way out so I thought "stuff it" I'll start from scratch.
 

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Harry that is a beauty. I really like the wood and idea's you have for it. Nice job.


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Way to go there Mr. Harry! I like that. Gives me some ideas too!! Harry, what is the router bit that you used, is it a finger joint bit? I think there is a lot you could do with boxes and turning. A week or two ago in another thread Bob posted a cool box, made with box joints etc and the lid was turned on the top. Very cool. Thanks for all the photos.

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Hi Corey, the cutter is actually a triple bead bit but only utilising the tips. This box used the same cutter set to it's full depth. I seldom make two boxes the same (even if I set out to I doubt that they would end up identical) I do make lots of mistakes these days but have become adept at turning errors into features!
 

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Great cube, I especially like the use of the beading bit around the outside. I think I'm going to give that a try on my next box project.

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Thanks for the kind words Rolf,I have started a lid for the cube and will post pics. in a couple of days. Here are two further ideas for the same beading cutter.
 

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harrysin said:
Thanks for the kind words Rolf,I have started a lid for the cube and will post pics. in a couple of days. Here are two further ideas for the same beading cutter.
Harry, that's a good way of using the bit... think outside the box...

The flowers, especially the ones on the left, ... did you inlay them?
Marquetry... or what?

Thank you...
 

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Sweet BJ, I have this guy book marked. Been looking at his stuff. Is this the same bits that Sommerfield is selling? Definitely need to get me a beader like that though. Thanks Harry for waking me up on this profile.

Corey
 
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