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Project by JJones98042 posted 537 days ago 1934 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these as a wedding gift for my step-daughter and soon to be step-son. This is my first attempt at segmented turning of any kind. I’m very pleased with how they came out thus far! :)

They are made as mirror images using walnut and maple. I designed them so that the 2 lower bands would resememble rings to represent their wedding. I had seen people use the Celtic knot design used in other projects and thought it would be a good feature to highlight the center of the bodies for these mills. They were sanded to 600 grit then I applied a bit of oil to accent the grain and shellac as an initial sealer. The final finish is 3 coats of gloss wipe-on polyurethane for durability.

Now we just have to see how they hold up to the test of time.

Thanks for looking. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner





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Phil277

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#1 posted 537 days ago

Beautiful work.

Phil

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TheDane

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#2 posted 537 days ago

Very nice!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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clieb91

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#3 posted 537 days ago

Really nice looking set. Good work on the knot.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Roger

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#4 posted 537 days ago

Very beautiful. Nice details, and wood combos. They should last for a long, long time.

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

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johnstoneb

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#5 posted 537 days ago

Excellent. Those knots are really even.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Vince

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#6 posted 537 days ago

well done

-- Vince

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 537 days ago

Your kids will be very happy with those. Great job!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 537 days ago

That’s an awesome set. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 537 days ago

Hello

Very nice and perfectly done

What size ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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majuvla

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#10 posted 537 days ago

Very nice pieces! Beautifull turning.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JJones98042

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#11 posted 537 days ago

Thank you all. :D

Diggerjacks: These are 8” size.

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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Knothead62

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#12 posted 536 days ago

Nice! I bet there was some work in getting the wood cut and glued in place.

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peteg

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#13 posted 536 days ago

Nice job JJ. The young couple should be very pleased, hope they see many years of sitting at their table. Lovely job on the Celtic knots
Pete

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

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JimmyT

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#14 posted 536 days ago

One word: WOW!

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Sam Shakouri

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#15 posted 536 days ago

The rings are perfectly lining up that are the most difficult to achieve in a similar projects. well done, JJ.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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