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Project by Stephen M. Skillins posted 10-18-2012 10:31 PM 1001 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Mahogany. 36 pieces (3 layers) laminated together in a brick laid pattern to add strength. Window started off as 3 mitered octagons stacked together with seams staggered. Next the circle is band-sawn into the circle shape of the window but slightly bigger. Last the circle is put on a lathe and turned to a perfect circle leaving a beautiful profile shaped into the front and a rabbet for the glass to be inserted.

-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA





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shipwright

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#1 posted 10-19-2012 12:29 AM

Very nice Steve.
I used to make steering wheels (destroyer wheel style) that way.
It makes a very strong unit. Yours is very nicely finished and sets the deadlight off perfectly.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 10-19-2012 12:32 AM

Very cool Steve

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