A Thunder Mug for Zulu
Since the stealth aspect of this mug build was compromised, I am starting a public build thread with this post. Hope you find it of use. Just for the record, this started in early July 2015. Here is the drawing; you can judge how closely the end product matches the design at the end of the thread.
The piece of steel started as a rem(nant) of hot rolled 1020. One common feature of hot rolled steel is it is not truly round like cold rolled steel, so if you want a truly round finished object, you have to turn off all the irregularities, which has been done here. The actual cut in progress is for the base ring.
The lathe is my '40's era LeBlond 17x54 with its new Chinese four jaw chuck (which has worked real well so far.)
“If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.”--Winston Churchill
Last edited by GGaskill; 06-12-2017 at 07:01 PM.