I was working on some of my hand forged Settlers of Catan pieces on my UNiMAT mini…

I was working on some of my hand forged Settlers of Catan pieces on my UNiMAT mini lathe tonight. I mainly wanted to flatten the bottom of the pieces so they would sit flat on the board. I also tried to machine the roof of one just to see if I could do it.

I will be machining all the bottoms it looks like. I think I will leave the roofs alone. More work than it's worth. It takes longer to machine the bottoms than to forge the pieces – never mind machining the roof!

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A stack of rough forged game pieces. These are pretty bad.

Trying to use the 4 jaw chuck on the lathe to mill one of the game piece ‘roof’ faces.

Roof was machined flat.

More importantly, the base is machined flat. Now the piece can sit on the board.

The 4 jaw chuck allows me to grab this 4 sided piece and machine the bottom flat.

I think I like the blacksmithed roof building better that the machined roofed building.

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