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Project by michelletwo posted 10-28-2012 06:59 PM 3714 views 33 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So many folks have asked for a tutorial, and I have hesitated as my original turnings & methods can be very dangerous, and I wanted no one to get hurt.
This one can be done fairly safely as it is not too eccentric.
Step 1: 1/2 thick wood cut in circle 2: measure 1” from center each direction and drill a 1/2 inch hole through for a 1/2 bolt that you put in your chuck 3; Choose either hole and use a parting tool and cut 1/2 way thru all the slots you want 4; take piece off lathe & turn around to other side & reinstall on other hole on lathe 5. part 1/2 way thru again and when you see light stop 6. cut all the slots you want 7,Get ready to hand sand & pick out hanging chads :0

Basically that’s it..
Hope this helps ya’ll
Michelle

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.





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Roger

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 07:23 PM

Gr8 explanation. Thnx. Can I elect as our for President….........because of your signature. :) Makes sense to me. Our nation is very, way to much, wasteful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 08:30 PM

:))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 10-28-2012 09:16 PM

Simply explained and of course only for the brave :)

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 09:20 PM

Wow, that is a great project, I can think so many ways to display one

-- Norman

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#5 posted 10-28-2012 10:16 PM

Very cool!

Alan

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 10:53 PM

very cool. might give this a spin!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 11:39 PM

Thanks for the tutorial a really interesting turning a super technique.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 12:45 AM

Very interesting. (as are most all of your others). Thanks for the instruction. I had to scratch my head and read it twice to understand what you did (I’m kinda slow) . Might want to try it at some point.

-- J.C.Sellers

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#9 posted 10-29-2012 01:46 AM

BRILLIANT! Very cool results! Thank you for sharing!!!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#10 posted 10-29-2012 05:19 AM

Neat ! A must do for all the eccentrics out there . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 08:19 AM

Hi Michelle Explanation right up my street plain and to the point well done Regards Tamboti

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#12 posted 10-29-2012 01:21 PM

Great explanation, only thing I can add is to make sure you have very sharp tools, lots of patience, and plenty
of good sandpaper and sanding tools. Thank you for sharing, and any time you put a sharp tool against a
spinning piece of wood, it can get dangerous if you do not use common sense and keep a good grip on the
tool.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 10-29-2012 01:30 PM

BP38..the secret of this is the bolt. Any other method is not sturdy enough for me to attempt. Great forces at play. Another issue is the wood..IT MUST BE faultless, or it will break and become a projectile

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#14 posted 10-29-2012 03:31 PM

Michelle…that slapping sound you heard was my hand hitting my forehead! Thanks for sharing and offering a warning as well. I really enjoy all the variety of your negative space work, and am sure no one is going to produce the end results as well as you for some time. I’m sure there are plenty of little tricks that go with this that will keep you on top of the game for some time.

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#15 posted 10-29-2012 05:51 PM

Very cool and eye catching technique you’ve come up with…may have to try this in the future~

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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