I actually got out to play for a few hours on Saturday. Last weekend was a washout, with torrential rain and 50mph winds. I spent much of the time this week building a lathe steady, for supporting longer spindles to help prevent vibration.
The ring is from a piece of phenolic plywood, the wheels are skate wheels, and the arms are flat steel bar.
I still need to cut guides into the ring, or possibly add guide blocks.
Annndddd…. I turned more parts for my secret Summer project. This is two out of three parts.
Turned using skew chisel, and awaiting finish. Timber is elm,
from a blank just like this one,
cut from this board.
I think I still have about a half dozen parts still to turn before assembly.