I bought a really great apple slicer on Amazon, but the dang thing doesn’t come with a blade guard! So, I made my own, using the glowforge, a lathe, a couple of magnets, and some glue.
I cut the bottom guard out of 1/4 inch acrylic, glued an extra 1/4 inch thick circle on top of that for the necessary height, engraved a circle for the magnet in it, and cut a hole in the middle of both, so that I could fit a screw in it to both hold it in the lathe, and to align it perfectly.
I could have just engraved the bottom guard piece with the glowforge, but that would have taken a really long time, compared to just cutting it out on the lathe. There’ also a raised lip around the rim to keep the blades off of the acrylic.
The top was almost the same, but smaller; a circle, and an engraving to fit the magnet.
Practically zero play; I’m really happy with it!
I tried to uplpoad the videos, but they keep failing; I think they are too large, so I have uploaded screen shots instead. They don’t really have the same effect, though…does anyone know a good place to upload the videos, and then link them on here?