Saturday, April 16, 2022

Glass Dome Base


Some time ago I bought a couple of glass domes, the sort of thing that used to be used for amusing taxidermied dioramas of mice fighting frogs, or monkey skeletons, or that sort of thing. This is the taller of the two; the other is smaller in diameter and only about two thirds the height.

They came without bases of any kind, so today I turned one out of some laminated oak.

This is about the largest diameter my little lathe will handle, both because of the distance between the head and the bed of the lathe, and because the lathe's motor is pretty puny. The turned oak base is about 230mm in diameter, and roughly 40mm thick.

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