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Spiral finial for Baileigh contest

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Project by HumidorMinister posted 08-05-2013 03:46 AM 1361 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the beginning of my project for the latest Baileigh contest here. A Bubinga spiral finial. The contest rules state we have these materials to choose from, 1/2”x4’x4’ plywood, 2- 3’ dowels any diameter some pine and 6bf of a wood of our choice. My choice is Bubinga. My dowel was the bubinga I turned round so it could be considered killing 2 birds with one stone. If you go to the contest link, I posted a how to/documenting the build bunch of photos. Check it out & join in.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.





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Karson

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 04:29 AM

Very nice.

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 04:31 AM

Thanks, I forgot to mention, it’s about 7 inches tall & the spirals are less than 1/8” thick. The pic is very close to actual size.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 05:06 AM

That is cool and very creative

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 05:08 AM

I really like it. At some point didn’t you worry that you would drill too deep and ruin the piece? It seems risky, but the result is awesome. Thanks for sharing….

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 05:23 AM

Nice one Bill.

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 05:27 AM

Very nice finial, hope you win.

-- Vince

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 05:46 AM

Thanks very much everyone. Sorry I haven’t been around much, been working day & night. Very close to finishing my bench & the next box too.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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HumidorMinister

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 06:02 AM

Hi Cathy, I only drill 1/2 way through Once you get a few holes in it, you start hitting other holes in the center, that’s where you stop. The hard part is getting the spirals thin, the whole thing flexes. If you don’t support opposite of any pressure you apply, you’re gonna break it. The dremel will chatter & make you chatter too. The slightest wrong move & you’ll hear that infamous “Tick” that the thing breaking in two. Got lucky on this one though, didn’t break it (so far)

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#9 posted 08-05-2013 10:35 AM

Hi H.M. glad you are enjoying yourself ..nifty finial..good luck with the contest.

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

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#10 posted 08-05-2013 12:26 PM

Very well done. Love the spiral effect

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#11 posted 08-05-2013 01:09 PM

Very cool and imaginative.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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HumidorMinister

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#12 posted 08-05-2013 04:24 PM

I plan on implementing this in a whole slew of other ways. I’d like to do a bowl where they weave through each other. A dangerous build, one wrong move and you could ruin a project that you have weeks into. No pain no gain though. 8-)

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#13 posted 08-05-2013 06:54 PM

God that looks amazing. I love hand carved spirals… must take a ton of patience to make. Do you use carbide burrs with a rotary tool? I’m also jealous of your lathe. My 11” swing ancient delta homecraftl doesn’t compare.

-- Allen, Colorado

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HumidorMinister

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#14 posted 08-05-2013 07:03 PM

I absolutely love the PM4224. I got it about a year ago, turned one project on it, then had all sorts of things I had to give my undivided attention to and didn’t get to get back on it til now. Really felt good to get back on the horse. Now I have to figure out what to attach the finial to. LOL.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#15 posted 08-05-2013 07:06 PM

That’s a fine piece of work. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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