I’ve been wanting to make some wands on my S3, but I want them to have an actual core (like in harry potter) so a lathe won’t work. I need to get more pictures of the process, but it breaks down to
get a 2x2 turning blank.
cut it in half on the bandsaw
chisel out a small cavity and embed (with glue) whatever I want the core to be (in this wand it’s a bit of ethernet cable)
glue and clamp the board back together
use the 3d printed jig to center and hold the blank in the Shapeoko
two sided mill in meshcam.
I’m making a video of the whole process that I’ll post up here, but so far it seems to be working great. The glue line is pretty evident until I stain the wood, but once stained it disappears very nicely.