Bill Hudson Posted July 14, 2015 Share Posted July 14, 2015 This is my progress of turning a brass oiler. I start with 1/4" brass rod. To turn the tapered spout I first step turn it. Then using the hand wheels fine tune the taper. I free hand turn as I feed the tool with the feed wheel I back off with the cross slide wheel. Then I use the same wheel manipulation to form the body. First a series of steps then smooth the high spots with the tool manipulated with the hand wheels. I do not use gravers. I have been using this method for many years and fine it easier and faster for me. Then the whole oiler is finished off with a fine file and wet to dry paper. The oiler is then reversed and held in a collet while I recess the bottom. And the final product with the spout slightly bent. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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