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6' Walnut Ring for Rolling Ball Sculpture

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Project by majeagle1 posted 12-14-2008 09:54 PM 3440 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project commisioned by a friend that does Rolling Ball Sculptures.
It’s made of 3 laminated walnut rings, each ring has 8 sections that are joined
using bisquits. The rings are then laminated making sure that each joint is offset
so it gains strength from the 2 opposing rings. ( I hope I said that right ).
The ring will be mounted vertically, sitting on a large rubber drive roller and held
in place by guides with rollers on them to keep it in place. The 1.25 holes are what
the “rolling ball” is carried from the top of the ring and as the ring rotates, it is then
“dropped off” at the appropriate location within the sculpture.
The finish is 3 coats of Watco danish oil ( my favorite ) and then 3 coats of Black
Bison wanut wax, again ( my favorite ). I hope the pictures assist in the description.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/





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#1 posted 12-15-2008 02:52 AM

Now I like to see the video! Very interesting.

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#2 posted 12-15-2008 06:03 AM

Gene that is truly unique. I too would like to see it in action.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 05:06 PM

a video!! I, too, vote for a video. This is very cool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 05:16 PM

Beautiful work on the ring Gene.Love that color.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#5 posted 12-16-2008 01:15 AM

I am trying to get a copy of the video with the ring/sculpture in action.
Will post when/if I receive it.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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