Cutting some aluminum stock on the bandsaw to make a Turner's Cube
It's free, but...
The bandsaw blade broke halfway through, and I had to finish with a hacksaw
Squaring up the cube with a flycutter
Nice right angles
Finally, a nicely squared cube
The relatively new 7x14 metal lathe
My order of round metal stock arrives (unrelated to the Turner's Cube project)
4" round stock. A big piece of metal
Another little unrelated project -- a simple aluminum ring
Cube mounted and trued in the lathe. Time to turn some turner's cubes!
Actually it turns out I don't have a good way to mount my dial indicator to measure the extension of the tailstock, so the mill is better-suited to this task. Aww
Boring a series of holes with carefully calculated diameters and depths
Three sides done
All done. A proper Turner's Cube has the inner cubes separated, yet trapped inside. I'm not good enough to do that yet, but I liked the aesthetic of this approximation