Custom Fine Furniture by Alan Young

Custom Fine Furniture by Alan Young
114 Woodward Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
734 218-5803
Fabrication of the brass cap for the Center Pole.
The 1/4" Brass plate is marked for center.
The center hole and the four mounting screw holes are drilled.
Next I make a "marking Template using a 3/4" aluminum hex stock. The stock is tapped for a 3/8-16 thread.
 The aluminum hex stock will be mounted to the brass with this 3/8-16 screw.
I marked the profile of the hex stock onto the brass with a scribe and a sharpie.
I put the work piece back in the mill and hog out the bulk of the center with a 47/64 drill. This leaves the markings of the hex profile. 
I return to the aluminum stock and part off a 3/16 thick section with a 3/8 inch hole. 
 After filing the hex profile in the brass I pound the aluminum hex into the brass. Now I can center it and turn the brass round on the lathe. 
The brass with the aluminum insert is mounted in a mandrel to turn round on the lathe. 
I cut the outside profile from from each side till the corners are  thin. I then break them off with a hammer and turn the rest of the piece till there are no witness marks. 
A test setting of  the piece on the center pole. 
A bit of sanding still to go then its ready to be mounted to the pole.