Metal spinning is yet another skill that I've never tried or even seen
I want to make a couple of round brass lids. Basically about 3 inches
across with the edge turned down about a quarter of an inch, like
was thinking of turning a couple of wooden mandrells and put a bolt
through. Since the lid needs a handle there will be a hole through the
middle. I'd like to hold the bolt with the tailstock somehow. Perhaps
just a hole in the end of the bolt will do.
I like the idea of using a rotating tool like I've made for another
winding that along in a metal lathe since that's all I've got.
Unless anyone has a better idea that won't chop my arm off!
- posted 9 years ago