Here are some photos of a nose cone project I did for Phil from Illinios. Cone was turned for a 3.9 inch tube.
The solid block I started with 5x6x16 basswood – – expensive sucker found on ebay.
Cut to working size
Mounted in lathe between centers.
Cutting in the tenon
Starting rounding down the block.
Bottom section of nose rough turned.
Finished nose cone still on lathe.