Been working on some small projects, which I have done in the past. These were made up for a local Town Market that I was invited to.
Started with some Pill Bottles or Toothpick Holders, these fit nicely in a pocket at 1" diameter x 4-1/2" long. The cap is a pressure fit and the finish is Shellac and a friction polish. (Heard some great ideas from fellow members, that I will look into for the future). These were made from Purpleheart, Leopardwood, Mimosa, Cherry and Oak.
I did set up and assembly line for the turning, starting with turning between centers, leaving the size for the cap a tad larger. Used a Fostner Bit to drill the hole after cutting them and chucking them in the Nova Chuck and used the M2 Drill Chuck. Then is was just a matter of fitting the cap for a good fit. These actually pop when you take the cap off.
Next was a simple afternoon project, a family of Squirrels, Oven Rack Pusher / Puller, made it easy and just used some cord for a hanger. Finished with Danish Oil followed with Howards Feed and Wax, buffed.
The Adjustable Trivets, these are quick and easy (except the glue up, I only have one jig made up, but I work on other things as that sets) On these I milled the sticks to 3/8" x 5/8" then cut them at 5" lengths, (this seems to be a good size) used the wedgie sled for this set. Also used a variety of woods, Maple, Pecan, Walnut, Oak and Wenge. The finish is Danish Oil followed with Howards Feed and Wax, buffed.
I have some other items sitting on the shelf, which has been boxed up to go with the above. I'll have to see how it goes, and if it will be worth a trip once a month. It's small, but the price is right (FREE) to set up. The folks that show up live on the lakes in the area.
Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome and appreciated.