What do 2299 segments look like after turning?

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Blog entry by darryl posted 10-27-2009 05:09 AM 2635 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Interesting you would ask such a random question! I suppose there could be several answers to this question though… but here’s mine.

if you arrange them just so, they will look a little like this:

This project has pretty much consumed me for the majority of this year. I’m not complaining though. I’ve learned a ton about myself while putting these bottle stoppers together.

I’m currnently in the process of ensuring that the next time I post 2299 segments after turing there are far fewer bottle stoppers displayed!

Stay tuned!

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#1 posted 10-27-2009 05:14 AM

Cool project. David

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 05:15 AM

I’m not sure if you’ve posted this before, but do you have a blog or walk through describing the process/jigs you use to cut these blanks?

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 10-27-2009 05:19 AM

here’s one where I show some of the glue up process:

I just updated my tablesaw sled last week to allow for more flexible segment cutting. I’ve got to tweak it a little, but after that I can post a pic or two.

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#4 posted 10-27-2009 05:20 AM

Man that is very impressive! I am completely wowed!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 05:53 AM

Very impressive. Thanks for the link to your blog also. It will come in handy.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 11:53 AM

That’s a lot of small parts!! Nice job, Darryl!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 10-27-2009 12:12 PM

Darryl, I am amazed at your perseverence and patience in dealing with all these small parts. And nice job of turning as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 10-27-2009 12:43 PM

Love the humor almost as much as the stoppers. Nice job (on both!)

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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#9 posted 10-27-2009 03:32 PM

Wow, Darryl-

You are a glutton for punishment!!

Nice Job!!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 10-27-2009 07:37 PM

Wow thats a lot of work looks good.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 10-27-2009 10:15 PM

Beautiful, a display of intestinal fortitude. As well as patience.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 10-28-2009 04:57 PM

Great work Darryl. I agree that you learn about a lot about yourself while doing such precision work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 10-30-2009 01:22 PM

Finally got a chance to see this; great stuff!

So, next up are segmented vessels? :-)

Keep up the cool work.

-- Gary, Florida.

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