I turned a set of legs for yet another joint stool, this time out of some Mahogany like stuff, very open grain (three board glue ups for a project abandoned years ago). It didn’t agree with my lack of turning skills, so I used files a lot. Either way, the surface finish very chewed up so I went through the grits (80 to 220) to get a nice smooth dull finish. Burnished that with handfuls of shavings, which looked nice. Then I tried burnishing with oak sticks (cut offs from making pegs with the draw knife). Oh my. The wood looks almost lacquered. Note that this is raw wood, no finish.
- Nipple spear take 2. Got smart and copied the commercial version. Learned a few things about work holding, the bulbous end fits both a collet and a center. On a manual lathe you flip it couple of times. Two tapers.Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.