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Project by Kayvon posted 03-21-2018 02:07 AM 457 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Walnut, tagua nut, and African blackwood.

-- Kayvon





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SteveMI

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#1 posted 03-21-2018 03:48 PM

I am assuming that this is a turned item, but give some more details. I like it.
Steve.

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Kayvon

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#2 posted 03-21-2018 05:15 PM

Yes, it’s turned on a lathe. First inlayed with tagua nut, then solid Blackwood, then tagua again to complete the 8. There is an 8 on both sides.

-- Kayvon

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#3 posted 03-21-2018 05:41 PM

Great job turning the 8 ball, not sure how it was done. If you get a chance it would be nice if you showed us how you made your project. Excellent work, Thanks

-- CurleyJoe, In Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 03-21-2018 09:32 PM

That’s pretty neat. I can image that was difficult to make.

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#5 posted 03-22-2018 10:14 PM

Neat! I’ve never attempted to turn a sphere, but it seems difficult.

Nice thing about inlaying an 8 is that it’s all circles! Right? So you could do the whole inlay with round dowels you turned, and drill bits.

I’m thinking – drill out the center of the walnut, insert white dowel, then drill one hole for the 8,insert black dowel, drill second hole, insert second black dowel, then drill out the centers of both black dowels and insert white!

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Kayvon

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#6 posted 03-22-2018 10:23 PM


Neat! I ve never attempted to turn a sphere, but it seems difficult.

Nice thing about inlaying an 8 is that it s all circles! Right? So you could do the whole inlay with round dowels you turned, and drill bits.

I m thinking – drill out the center of the walnut, insert white dowel, then drill one hole for the 8,insert black dowel, drill second hole, insert second black dowel, then drill out the centers of both black dowels and insert white!

- Jeremymcon


Almost. I tried it with a drill but using a very small parting tool was cleaner. The eight was done by cutting the recess for half of the 8, gluing in the Blackwood, then cutting the recess for the nut in the middle while everything was centered on the lathe and gluing that up and then moving to the other half.
I do the spheres between centers first then finish between cups that I made. That way the sphere to be is held on the lathe by compression alone and can be rotated and turned on an infinite number of axis.

-- Kayvon

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Jeremymcon

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#7 posted 03-22-2018 11:35 PM

Interesting! Thanks for the additional details.

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