My fiance wanted to help her niece and nephew make some hand-prints for their mom for mothers day. That gave me an idea for the molds. Instead of using a pie tin, I had an idea to make round wood frames that surround and hold the hand-prints securely. as an added bonus, It is much easier to install a wall hanger on these and they look very nice when finished.
Each of these were made with some re-claimed wood. (2X8") The actual wood was once used as part of the frame-work for a stage that the childrens father and his band practiced on. So there is a added bit of sentiment there.
Step 1: Gather and prep your blanks
Step 2: Mount the workpiece to your lathe.
After you tighten the worm screw into the chuck you can bring the workpiece up and tighten it down to the face of the jaws by screwing it onto the worm screw.
Step 3: Rough turn the outside and form a chuck recess.
After you form the chuck recess, sand the current face (this is currently the back of the frame) to 220 grit, that should be fine...