These were more or less a project for experimenting and practicing on the lathe, and, as a result, the process of making each jar was slightly different.
We don't have a chuck for the wood lathe yet, which made this project a bit more of a challenge. I worked around the problem with a faceplate, scrap wood, and some wood glue.
I used Forstner bits to hollow out the containers while they were still on the lathe.
I made it at TechShop.
Step 1: Materials and equipment
- hardwood blank (the piece i used was two pieces of mahogany glued together - take a look at the picture)
- scrap wood
- wood glue
- sand paper (100, 150, 220, 400)
- mineral oil
- wood lathe
- face plate
- Forstner bits
- turning chisels
- measuring implement