Segmented basket plates

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Blog entry by tomd posted 06-20-2010 04:33 AM 4156 reads 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first blog so I barely known what I’m doing so patience is appreciated.
This is in answer to how I did the segmented basket plates. The plate is made up of three layers of segmented discs. The first is 12 segments, the second and third are 24 segments, as shown.

Now the three layers are glued together with a waste piece at the bottom to attach it to a faceplate. This is my idea of a press.

Now you turn the dish shape and cut the beads. It should now look like this.

Caution do not cut the plate too thin as you will be cutting beads on both sides of the plate and you want them to match, front to back, and the beads could meet as shown, it kind of supprised me at first. The turning part is now over.

Now using the segments as a guide to divide the plate, divide each segment into 8 spaces, you should have 192 spaces around the rim. Pencil lines each one to the center of the disc. I now, using a woodburner, burn all the lines to the center of the plate, this burning also covers the segment lines.
The plate should now look like this.

The only thing left to do now is envision a design, then paint the little blocks or spaces the appropate colors, I use little hobby bottles of acrylic paint. This is a very time consuming project so try one but be patient. Finially you have a finished plate, give it a coat of lacquer.

Thanks for looking and all the comments.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 04:37 AM

Hey Tom
This might help with the photo posting.

Posting photos

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 04:40 AM

Wow the patience needed must be real high. You did a fine job on the Blog as far as I can tell. You do some amazing work. Thanks for the Blog.

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 04:53 AM

great toturial
thankĀ“s for taking your time to show us how to

you can correct the pictures as A1jim said :just ad a ! in each end of the link


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#4 posted 06-20-2010 06:08 AM

Thanks Tom for the post, it is still over my head, I can’t tell if the plate is flat or has a curve from edge to center. Could you kindly show a side profile?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 06-20-2010 08:45 AM

I agree with Bearpie but it’s such a wonderful wonderful looking plate – I mean really! So much patience and such a keen eye for an attractive design. Don’t worry, I had trouble the first time I blogged too. Try putting quotations before and after your link and the photo should show up.


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#6 posted 06-20-2010 01:11 PM

Thanks for the great post: I don’t think that I would have the patience to try something like that. Beautiful work.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 06-20-2010 03:50 PM

Outstanding work! Beautifully done! I think these old eyes would say” No your NOT”. Excellent blog! Check out that blog Jim suggested. It would make your pictures look a lot better.LOL Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-20-2010 08:37 PM

Here is a profile shot, the plate is 2 inches high at the rim.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 04-25-2011 07:28 PM

Nice work.

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