Wm. R. Robertson Posted April 23, 2014 Share Posted April 23, 2014 I felt like doing some brass turning.... so I made some miniature brass candlesticks. Most are patterned after 18th century English originals and in 1/12th scale are less than 1" tall. The process is basic turning on a Rivett lathe and then finished off on a Taig lathe with hand held gravers. Some of the bases are milled to shape and then finished with a Fordom hand grinder/polisher. Things like the spiral base are more "carved" this way than machined..... it would take me too long to do all the set-up than to just grind away. The little feet are screwed in using a 0.8 mm thread, then peened over...... all in all it was kind of fun to do.... just one off's.... complexity depending on my mood at the time I started each. These were done over a period of about 3 days...... can't wait to do more! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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