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Project by TheDane posted 05-07-2017 10:16 PM 589 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on feature rings for my segmented turnings … this one is based on a design found in Southwestern Indian blankets.

This piece is 10” in diameter, 7” high, and is comprised of black walnut, maple, and alder.

The bottom has a floating disk (instead of a solid base). Though I have never had one of my solid bases crack, wood moves and cracking is a distinct possibility. The floating disk is designed to avoid cracking, and affords the opportunity to do more with the bottom than just a plain surface … it isn’t obvious in the photo, but this disk is actually a little raised panel.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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tomd

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#1 posted 05-07-2017 10:33 PM

Looks great, I know a lot of work goes into a glue up and turning of a piece like this, great work.

-- Tom D

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 05-08-2017 12:15 AM

WOW!

That took some TIME to figure out!

LOOKS Great!

COOL job!

Awesome!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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TheDane

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 12:35 AM

That took some TIME to figure out!

You’re telling me! I have no idea how much time I have invested in it, but it sure kept me out of trouble for a while.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 05-08-2017 12:47 AM



WOW!

That took some TIME to figure out!

LOOKS Great!

COOL job!

Awesome!

All of the above and it also has a great finish!

- Joe Lyddon


-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Julian

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#5 posted 05-08-2017 01:09 AM

Great job on the feature ring. It looks perfectly aligned.

-- Julian

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 05-08-2017 01:13 AM

That is BEAUTIFUL.
I love that design.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 05-08-2017 01:36 AM

Beautiful turning, looks Great!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Dutchy

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#8 posted 05-08-2017 05:57 AM

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 05-08-2017 01:12 PM

Gerry, this bowl is absolutely beautiful. I love the pattern and the project displays your artistic ability and a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Ken90712

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#10 posted 05-08-2017 02:25 PM

Greg turn, a real beauty!!!!!! Are you using table saw or miter saw for cutting your segs?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TheDane

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#11 posted 05-08-2017 05:04 PM

Are you using table saw or miter saw for cutting your segs?

Both. The pieces that make up the blanket design were mostly cut on the miter saw, with thin strips cut on the table saw. The assembled design panels were cut to 18-degrees on each side on the miter saw. I use a fence with an adjustable stop block on the miter saw …

The pieces above & below the feature ring were all cut on the table saw using a Wedgie Sled …
Click for details

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Tommy DiBuono

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#12 posted 05-08-2017 09:45 PM

Nice work!

-- TommyD, New York

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majuvla

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#13 posted 05-09-2017 04:56 PM

True proffesional job – very beautiful vase. I stil try to figure how you put it all together.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TheDane

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#14 posted 05-09-2017 06:57 PM

I stil try to figure how you put it all together.

Me too!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Schwieb

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#15 posted 05-14-2017 11:07 AM

Very nice work. The feature ring is beautiful. I know what it takes to do something like that.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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