Keep on learning! advancement in segmented turning! WOW this is too much fun!!!!

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 03-31-2013 01:29 PM 1636 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like this pen a lot!Creating this pen was a new challenge for me. I had no idea what the finished product was going to look like when I started the design. I was really impressed, as I started to remove wood from the square blank I started with to see this pattern emerge.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 02:17 PM

so where did you start and what is there to learn
I don’t get it?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 02:22 PM

Great job

-- Todd

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 03:08 PM

abie The glue up is important, that is a start. Cutting your pattern in the smaller pen blanks gets busy very quickly. Sometimes despite your best efforts you have a sliver that blows out, usually on the very tips. I like this pen, have made handles for my files using same method. Great job MasterSergeant, you selling these or are they gifts? I bet this one gets some looks.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 04:06 PM

What a great job…. A real Beauty….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 04:45 AM



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#6 posted 04-01-2013 03:04 PM

Sorry for dumb comment I just re read your earlier comments,
what was the wood like before you started turning?
That was my question
before and after picts are helpful.?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 06:38 PM

No problem Abie. This all started when a friend (we’ve never met personally just via our accounts) living in N. Ireland got his first lathe. His main hope was to be able to turn a segmented something with a lathe. He got me thinking about having a go at turning segmented as well. We both are tight fisted with our money so we brag about how little this or that costs. I started using downed limbs I find around town and that where this all started. The walnut was a wild growth along a fence line I cleared out and the maple was from a limb downed during our winter blizzard. I cleaned them up and started practicing and this project was my most advanced attempted at segmented turning.

Kova thanks for very kind remarks! I’ll keep practicing and posting you keep telling me how I am doing ;-P

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#8 posted 04-03-2013 04:24 PM

Like the pattern, looks like swirls of chocolate. You are doing great on segmenting pens. Great job!

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