This is another item for a Swap. A 4' Pencil Well, made from Cherry and Maple, stands 5-1/2" and 3-1/2" diameter. A really fun project to create.
Started by milling up the Cherry stock needed and glued strips of maple to both sides of half of them. Then cut all of the wedges with a wedgie sled I had made up a while back. I also had to cut all of the vertical pieces of Maple. I sanded each piece to endure all of the fuzzies were removed, then it was time to sit down and glue up all of the rings.
Once the rings had set, I sanded each face on the disk sander, then glued them up in pairs first, ensuring I had the correct offset. Then glued up the pairs.
A note on the base block, I only glued have of the wedges together at first then sanded the face of each before gluing them together.
Before gluing the stack of rings to the base, I placed the 3/4" Maple base on the lathe and cut in a mortise. After that had set for a bit, it was time to chuck it up to the lathe with a piece of plywood and the live center. and turned the exterior. Once I had it rounded, I then moved on to the inside, and thinned it down to about 1/4" or so.
Sanded everything in stages up to 320 inside and out. The inside was a little bit different, ended up using a 1" dowel with a slit cut in the end and created a flap wheel (sort of) but it worked.
The finish was Danish Oil followed with Howard's Feed and Wax, buffed out.
For the feet I clamped it in the bench, laid out the feet and cut away the waste. Then using a small chisel pared away the excess smoothing it to the side using small files.
Overall very happy with the finished project, I will need to make a second one for myself now.
Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome and appreciated.