Lastly we learned how to taper a brass rod, which inspired me to use this concept in make spikes for my jewelry. I've thought about incorporating cones and spikes components in my jewelry design but I didn't want to buy low quality plated ones in bulk from Asia and charge my customers for a ridiculous marked up price. Sure they're cheap, but I wanted to make these components that had a nice solid weight to them in brass, silver or stainless steel. A lathe might just do the job.
Thanks Shao for teaching us today and I look forward to learning more~