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Took me a few tries on the top, still very fortunate to get this one finished!
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#1 posted 11-01-2015 02:19 AM
very well done. a bit of work turning i would say not to mention the sanding
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#2 posted 11-01-2015 05:26 PM
Interesting design. How do those “sharp” edges feel on you hand when grinding pepper?
Just my general observation. A lot of wood workers making these tall pepper mills seem to lose the balance of the piece in the design and the top often ends up out weighing the bottom. I think the bottom should appear heavier then the top not only for the appearance but also for the practicality of not tipping over easily.
-- Les B, Oregon
#3 posted 11-01-2015 05:40 PM
I think it is the angle of the picture that gives it that allusion, but I was trying to make it to resemble the real space needle, fortunately it hasn’t toppled over yet :). Aside from the dining area ring, the top is smaller than the bottom. The edges aren’t as sharp as they appear, but again, not really a design decision as much as trying to make it look like the real space needle. I guess there is a guy that makes these for sale when you visit the needle, but pricing was too high for a friend, so he asked if I could make him one…I’m happy with the result, but will not be going in to business trying to compete with him! I found it very tricky to turn the sharp rings, ended up getting it on my third try, I actually glued up the wood for the top perpendicular to the base and that seemed to work better and actually looks better from a wood grain perspective.
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#4 posted 11-01-2015 05:45 PM
Very nice looking. I have only seen pictures of the Space Needle.
-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith
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#5 posted 11-01-2015 09:37 PM
This really turned out nicely.
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