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Four Centre Vase Don't let the title of this project frighten you.It's actually quite simple.Basically, you start on true centre, then turn on three off-set centres, and then back to true centre.The sizes and shapes can be varied.
For your first attempt at this, start with a relatively small piece of wood, about 2' x 2' square by 4' long.The proportions of the vases can be easily increased or decreased according to your taste.Find the centre on each end of the block and, with a roughing out gouge, turn it down to a cylinder.
Practice smooth cuts at this point, as you will need this technique when it comes to turning it off-set.Take the piece out of the lathe and on one end, divide the 360 degree circle into three equal parts (i.
e.120 degrees each).At each point on the outside circle, draw a line into the centre.Looking at the end, there should now be three equal shapes, like three pieces of a pie.Mark ⅜' in from the edge of the cylinder along each line.
You now have three off-set centres.Put the piece back in the lathe on true centre.Now use the tool-rest as...