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Old 10-16-2016, 10:40 AM
Dewey Finn Dewey Finn is offline
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Originally Posted by Joey P View Post
However, before you put too much thought into it, keep in mind that someone could have just been playing with a new lathe. Made one...whatever it is, then had enough extra stock left over to make it again on the other side without having to reset everything and 100 years later confused heirs are trying to figure out what it was used for.
If it was just someone playing around with a lathe, would you leave the middle part squared off? I would think it would introduce a slight wobble to the workpiece and so you'd knock off the corners almost immediately.

And if you were making two of the same pieces on a lathe, would you mirror image them like that or would you have the two pieces facing the same direction?