Ring Trouble

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Project by tomd posted 02-26-2008 12:02 AM 1781 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I attempted to put a bloodwood, yellowheart, ebony and purpleheart ring on this cherry segmented vase and look what happened. Maybe I need a new lathe.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 02-26-2008 12:07 AM

Yea, a new lathe will always make a big difference! :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-26-2008 12:12 AM

wow. with troubles like that who needs successes! This is gorgeous.
But as all woodworkers know: a new tool never hurts :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 12:14 AM

Good lookin’ vase just the way it is. The lines are great and they draw you in to the piece to have a better look. Nice finish, it realy shines!

-- --Chuck

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 02-26-2008 12:42 AM

Yes, I agree with work this shabby you do need a new lathe. Since the old one obviously isn’t working right just send it to me. I have been lamenting the fact that I don’t have a lathe in my shop. As a non-turner I am sure I couldn’t make a mistake like this.

Seriously this is a nice piece. I will be honest with you when I initially looked at the piece I thought that it was made with a ring master. Wow. Enough said.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 02-26-2008 12:55 AM

I don’t know what the mistake is but get down on your knees and thank the Lord for it. Happy accidents don’t happen often enough.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Les Hastings

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#6 posted 02-26-2008 01:32 AM

Excellent work Tom!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Tim Pursell

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#7 posted 02-26-2008 01:53 AM

If your point is to convince the better half that you need a new lathe——delete this line & print the next.

Your work can only improve if you buy a NEW lathe. Keep on trying and you will acheve your goals.

I’m a non-turner but quality work is always impresive. Very nice!


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#8 posted 02-26-2008 01:58 AM

Tom a unique bowl/vase. Great job and reward yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 02-26-2008 02:08 AM

Very nice. I agree with Thos.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 02-26-2008 03:35 AM

not bad at all for a defective lathe. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 02-26-2008 04:13 AM

Was that done on a lathe or ringmaster? If you did it on a lathe man you are good. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 02-26-2008 04:43 AM

Your lathe is so defective I ordered a new one for myself tonight. I can only hope mine is as defective as yours when it arrives. Great job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 02-26-2008 04:45 AM

tell us how you made this.

I see the glued sements, but how did you the overlapping rings?

cool posting

welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 02-26-2008 04:51 AM

It was not done with a ringmaster, if you look closely you will see it’s a segmented vase. How it was done? Well first the segmented vase is turned then you (with great care and intepidation) cut it in half at an angle with a bandsaw then insert a ring, glue it back together then turn it smooth, now repeat that 3 more times. I urge you to try one, it will improve your skill and it will try you patience.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 02-26-2008 05:16 AM

Thats craftsman ship!

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