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Project by kennedy posted 02-19-2011 05:13 PM 986 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a design similar to this somewhere, possibly on LJ and decided it would make a good christmas present for my mum. So I made the first one last year foolishly showing my girlfriend when it was finished. I’m sure many of you know why this was a mistake. For valentines I wanted to do something different, in the end taking inspiration from the many chopping board designs I’ve seen. Many many hours later I had the basic discs glued up and hesitantly started turning. Somehow I had no problems with the laminations a testiment to titebond III.

The first was made from beech discs with what I think is a bubinga spindle and finished in shellac.

The second used purple heart, maple and padauk for the discs with a sycamore spidle and foot.

Hope you like them, all comments welcome.

Thanks, Dan.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-19-2011 11:22 PM

Unique design Dan really nice work.

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#2 posted 02-19-2011 11:28 PM

Very nice, hope my wife and daughter don’t see this !!

-- John

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 03:03 AM

Very cool looking really like the laminated one. My wife is talking about possibly making some earrings for sale in the fall, may have to think about making one of these as a display option.

CtL

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 12:10 AM

The only problem with these is that you haven’t filled them with awesome wooden earrings ;)

I really like the design, they are great.
MrsN

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kennedy

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#5 posted 02-21-2011 09:29 AM

Its funny you should say that, I just yesterday made a pair from paduak for her.

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