Lamp Finial Prototype

Small project for the Rivett 918s – Well, nothing is small of course and relieved that the tapping operation for the 1/4 27 “standard/popular lamp harp thread” is working great.  This particular final blank is slated to have hand made marbles (not the ones pictured here – much nicer/larger ones coming soon).

Working with the Rivett Lathe is the most fun part of this prototype.  Created custom bushing for tapping tool (more on that later) and pleased with the finish on the turning operation.  Used ball end mill for creating concave “marble holder” – will experiment with sizes and such depending on marbles.  Lastly, will certainly change diameters and work on other contours as time permits.

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