RE: [MedievalSawdust] Anyone have a lathe? I have this project...
Not sure if anyone else has taken up this challenge. If not, I can crank this out fairly easily, in fact the stock prep will take longer than the turning. My only question is are the diameters at the base and top critical?
Charles Joiner, mka Chuck Phillips
I have a bit of a problem, and I hope someone here can help me.
I'm having a private chapel built in my back yard (the design is here: http://sengokudaimyo.com/House/chapel-design.gif ), and I'm having trouble sourcing an onion dome (I'm Russian Orthodox). I've found a few, but noting *small* enough. The one for the chapel is 12" in diameter, and 14" tall. Basically, I think I'm stuck with having to make one on a lathe -- but I don't have one of those little puppies.
If it would be possible to get one of you lathe-ish folks to make one, I have a PDF with the profile of the dome here: http://sengokudaimyo.com/House/onion-dome-pattern.pdf and I'd be more than happy to pay for the materials, work, shipping to Indiana, and what-not.
I'm not concerned with what wood is used -- it's going to be coated in some sort of epoxy and painted gold anyway. All I need is a good, smooth dome. The base will be screwed into a square wooden "cap" on the porch roof "steeple," so I have that covered.
Anyone interesting in helping out?