Tip of the Triangle

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Project by ja6ke posted 06-04-2014 12:39 PM 1379 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A walnut slab with some yellow heart wedges then turned. The biggest issue was the not knowing the outside shape till I got the inside set. I don’t have the ability to turn it a second time once it is on the chuck so I had to finish the outside carefully without running into the chuck.

Uploaded some more photos of the early stages. I had run into a problem trying to get a wedge of less of 90 deg because the kerf of the ts blade wouldn’t allow a sharp point to the cut out. I had lots of great suggestions that I may try but in this case just tilted the blade all the way over to 45 deg and cut away.

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 03:26 PM

It’s very creative. I love the way this turned out.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 05:15 PM

Looks pretty cool.

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 06:45 PM

Love the contrast

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 08:06 PM

nice job :)

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 09:02 PM

beautiful, what did you finish it with?

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#7 posted 06-05-2014 12:49 AM

Thanks for the all the comments. It was kind of cool to see an idea actually turn out as I envisioned it.

The finish is just Danish Oil (Natural). Wondering if I should put something else over top?

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#8 posted 06-05-2014 03:07 AM

Very nice, good job

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#9 posted 06-05-2014 08:49 AM

Nice piece.
Simple yet elegant.
Do you have any picks of blank pre-turning ?

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#10 posted 06-05-2014 09:28 AM

I have made many bowls with danish oil as only has resin in it. buff it when dry.

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#11 posted 06-05-2014 01:40 PM


I added some images of the blank. If I did it again I would make the cuts deeper and user larger YH slabs to provide more possibilities. I also left the blank in rectangular form to start as I was toying with the idea of wings but that turned out to be a bridge to far.

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