Turning small oil (confetti type) lights...

Turning small oil (confetti type) lights...

Post by Te » Thu, 04 Dec 2003 11:18:07



I want to turn some wooden bases for small oil lamps called confetti
lights.  They need to have a 1.5 inch diameter hole in the top of the
wooden base to accept the glass oil lamp.  The holes need to be about
1.75 inches deep.  Would it be better to turn the hole using a
scrapper or other turning tool or to drill the hole using a 1.5 inch
Forstner style bit on a Jacobs chuck in the tail stock?

Thanks
Ted

 
 
 

Turning small oil (confetti type) lights...

Post by Ralph Fedora » Thu, 04 Dec 2003 11:25:59


The Forsner bit will give you a more acurate sized hole for the lamp.

 
 
 

Turning small oil (confetti type) lights...

Post by Chuc » Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:07:00



Quote:
>I want to turn some wooden bases for small oil lamps called confetti
>lights.  They need to have a 1.5 inch diameter hole in the top of the
>wooden base to accept the glass oil lamp.  The holes need to be about
>1.75 inches deep.  Would it be better to turn the hole using a
>scrapper or other turning tool or to drill the hole using a 1.5 inch
>Forstner style bit on a Jacobs chuck in the tail stock?

I start mine with the forstner bit to get the size, but then switch
over to a small bowl gouge and a square scraper because cutting on the
end grain with the forstner bit is slow, at best.

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