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More Tops - Segmented and Chatter

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Project by MShort posted 04-11-2010 06:06 PM 1192 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been learning segmented work and made 2 tops that have 19 pieces in them. One top is walnut and maple and the other is padauk and maple. The padauk and maple reminds me of the Circus Big Top, no pun intended. The last top is my first attempt at putting a chatter design on a top. We had our spring turning day with our woodturning club and a member had his chatter tool for us to try. Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---





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Kate

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#1 posted 04-11-2010 06:25 PM

great looking tops, like the contrast. What’s a chatter tool?

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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Monty Queen

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#2 posted 04-11-2010 07:15 PM

Awesome job on the tops. I am getting interested into making small segmented bowls, i have been reading a lot on how to make them. You do great work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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bigike

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#3 posted 04-11-2010 08:43 PM

very cool i seen these made on tha lathe and it looks like fun. wish i had one

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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MShort

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 12:21 AM

Kate,

A chatter tool has a piece of spring steel clamped in the end of it and you approach the work like you would with a scraper the spring steel will vibrate and start chattering on the work piece. The chattering noise can get quite loud. Sorby makes one and I have seen pictures of homemade chattering tools on the internet.

Later

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Loucarb

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#5 posted 04-12-2010 12:59 AM

Well done tops. I need to make a couple for the grand kids. Hope they turn out half as nice as these.

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scrappy

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#6 posted 04-12-2010 07:33 AM

Great tops. Like the segmented ones. Haven’t had the chance to use a chatter tool yet. Trying to come up with some material to make my own.

How do the tops spin? I have found, that if the outer rim is thicker, they will spin longer/better. What do you think?

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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MShort

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#7 posted 04-12-2010 05:48 PM

Scrappy,

They spin very well. The walnut and maple spins fast and very balanced. I added more weight to the padauk and maple tops and they spin longer. Makes sense for the outer thickness to allow for a longer spin time.

Thanks,
Mike

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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stefang

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 05:51 PM

Good use of segment technique. The tops look great. Nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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4woodturning

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 02:01 AM

very nice Mike, keep it up so you can teach me.

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............http://www.4woodturning.com

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