The conventional way to create circular forms from a solid form is to use a lathe: a tool that holds the material from one end, spinning it extremely fast, and using a sharp tool to shave off material as it spins, creating a cylinder. Because of the level of accuracy and specific form we were looking for, the conventional method would not work. As the material spins, being held from a single point on the end, there is a slight wobble created due to the length of the shape, which yields an inaccurate form. Instead, we chose to use the Swiss Screw Machining method. With this method, the stock piece of metal is slowly fed out and machined as it feeds, so the tool is cutting directly next to where the material is being held, yielding an extremely accurate and precise finished product.