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