Saved Mismade Feature Rings

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Project by poospleasures posted 08-12-2016 02:45 PM 854 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made some chevron styled feature rings the other day. Misjudged my cuts on the lower one and made it to small for the bowl it was intended for. Said some bad words and decided would save it for a smaller bowl. Now set about to make a larger one to fit my application. It came out the right size with a problem. The chevrons were on the top and bottom of the ring. I had made the cuts on the wrong surfaces. More worse bad words. Save ring and try to make it a top ring. Every day looked up at them hanging on their nail. Came up with idea to use both in one bowl and would only have one to throw out if it didn,t work. Wow what shapes turned up when the turning began. Bowl is 10” by 6” made from walnut, maple and pine. Thanks for looking and reading.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 04:29 PM

You really meant to do that all along. You just didn’t know it at the time.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Awesome result. (Since I can’t call it a ‘save’)

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#2 posted 08-12-2016 04:34 PM

you wasted a bunch of ink on your keyboard ‘cause nobodys gonna believe something so nice came out of a mistake. you’ll not convince me -

Good job Vernon

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 08-12-2016 05:41 PM

Building such beauty sometimes happens better than when you try. ha ha. Well done Vernon.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-12-2016 06:05 PM

Ooooooooo Ahhhhhhhhhh. That is beautiful, Vernon!!
Never tell a customer how it came about. We all do it. It is how you recover from mistakes that matters.You did exceptionally well on this piece!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-12-2016 07:32 PM

That’s a good looking bowl and a nice save. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-13-2016 02:21 AM

That’s really beautiful!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#7 posted 08-13-2016 02:23 AM

Blue air – not bad words. ;o) Nice save !

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#8 posted 08-13-2016 02:51 AM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 08-13-2016 02:42 PM

not quite sure what you are saying …....... look perfect to me …......GREAT JOB


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#10 posted 08-13-2016 05:25 PM

Turned out really nice!
I’ll bet the wood got scared and figured it better straighten out or to the fire I will go.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#11 posted 08-13-2016 05:30 PM

I don’t see any mistakes you mentioned, it is beautiful regardless of what you say.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 08-21-2016 10:21 AM

Very stunning eye candy Vernon. WowZa!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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