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Project by tomd posted 03-18-2008 08:55 PM 1275 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was trying my hand at some diamond plates. The first is walnut,maple and cherry, the second is maple, walnut, bloodwood and yellowheart. Just simple diamond shapes cut out then glued together then turned on lathe to plate shape.

-- Tom D





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trifern

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#1 posted 03-18-2008 09:25 PM

The plates are beautiful. I like the geometric designs. How lond does it take you to cut and glue these up?

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

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Colin

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#2 posted 03-18-2008 09:46 PM

Ahh, you make it sound so simple but my guess is that you require to be extremely accurate with your shapes so that they look accurate and also that the circle closes before you start turning. I suspect there is a lot more time and patience involved in creating these plates than you give yourself credit for. Anyway a very good job, well done to you.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 03-18-2008 10:27 PM

These are gorgeous!

What is the length of the pieces you glue together before you turn the piece?

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

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 03-18-2008 10:52 PM

Tom,

These are beautiful. From the questions posed here it might be useful to do another presentation as a blog detailing the process. I would love to be able to turn.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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darryl

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#5 posted 03-19-2008 01:56 AM

those are very cool looking plates.
I can’t decide which I like better, I suppose you could just send me both!

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Woodshopfreak

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#6 posted 03-19-2008 04:01 AM

wow looks great. Looks difficult.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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GaryK

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#7 posted 03-19-2008 04:39 AM

Very cool. They look great.

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

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 03-19-2008 04:46 AM

I turned one just like it last night and this morning when I went out to apply the finish it was gone. I would have shown a picture (just kidding). That is beautiful. Don’t suppose you’d be interested in doing a blog on the glue up process??? hint, hint.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Allison

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#9 posted 03-19-2008 05:40 AM

I would have to agree with Scott and doing a presentation. Personally I know nothing about turning. Is this not inlay? Or is everybody ducking cuz this whole process is going over my head? I do know however I think they are gorgeous. Glue up? Boy I need to learn about this so I don’t sound as dumb as I feel right now. PEACE!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#10 posted 03-19-2008 10:26 AM

Fantastic! I’d sure like to see a blog on the process.

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#11 posted 03-19-2008 03:11 PM

To me, there is nothing simple about the entire project. Both are beautiful. I too would like to learn more about the process.

-- Jerry, Wichita KS

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