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Turning a box using the live centre as support



1-5. Identical with the first description of turning a box .

6. The lid is placed on the bottom part of the box in the chuck. The lid doesn't have to fit tightly as the live centre is used to hold it in place but it should still hold itself in place. The remaining part of the lid is turned and sanded except for the very top supported by the live centre. The upper part of or the whole of the base of the box is turned and sanded.

7. The live centre is removed and the tip of the lid is finished. If the lid is not held very firmly, you may suport the lid by the hand or secure it with adhesive tape. Then, the lid is removed. Alternatively, the lid is removed and the remainder is done by hand.

8. The base of the box is turned and parted off.

9. The base is mounted in a jam chuck and supported by the live centre. The bottom is turned and sanded except for the very centre supported by the live centre. The live centre is removed and the centre part is turned and sanded. The box may be supported by the hand. Alternatively, the box is removed and the remainder is done by hand.


There are several ways to shape the interface between lid and base of the box, and I show some examples on a sparate page.




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