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Beginner’s Project Series: Foot Roller/Massager

We spend a lot of time standing at the lathe and our poor feet get tired and cold. This fab little foot roller/massager is a brilliant beginner’s project to help ease your feet back into shape after a day at the lathe.

roller2Continuing with my beginners series this week, and still using the standard set of tools found in a box set, plus a thin parting tool, we have a look how to make a simple foot roller using a roughing gouge, spindle gouge, parting tool and round nosed scraper.

Turned between centers to start with, it was then remounted into a scroll chuck, but could be turned only between centers if you don’t have a chuck yet. See below for useful links to eBay and Amazon sites and kit like the stuff I use.

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Watch the video to see the full process.

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