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Suspended portal

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Project by Idowoodstuff posted 09-22-2018 12:11 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a turned portal. Like a double-ended vase. The portal is turned from Manitoba Maple, otherwise known as Box Elder.

The walnut table it is sitting on was made by me in high school in 1959.

For those interested jocks who thirsted for a bit more info, I have added a couple of pictures which show the inside of the portal.

The process is quite straight forward – start by making the outside profile and drill a hole 75% through as in making a vase. Then match the inside profile to the outside profile to the center. Then one must make a jig to hold the turning while turning the other end.

As for the suspension – I obtained some “Invisible thread” from my favourite quilt maker. Kudos to who thought they might have seen a thread.

-- Ken, Chestermere





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 09-22-2018 02:42 AM

OK, you are going to share more about this with us aren’t you?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 09-22-2018 03:18 AM

Yes, I agree, more please.

I am not sure if I am seeing, or imagining a line at the top, and the bottom of the turning. Either that or you’ve created some type of anti gravity arm.

Interest is piqued.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Andre

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#3 posted 09-22-2018 03:48 PM

You went to a high school that let you build a Walnut table in shop? In Alberta?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Idowoodstuff

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#4 posted 09-22-2018 05:42 PM



You went to a high school that let you build a Walnut table in shop? In Alberta?

- Andre


I went to school in Saskatchewan

-- Ken, Chestermere

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Rick S.

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#5 posted 09-22-2018 10:40 PM

Very Nice Indeed & well done! How is it suspended? Rare Earth Magnets?

Rick S.

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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#6 posted 09-23-2018 01:00 PM

....magic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-24-2018 01:29 PM

Neat, how bout some more info LOL. and welcome to LJ’s you will love it here

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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