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Laminated Wooden Tops (with and without beaded bases)

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Blog entry by Bob A in NJ posted 813 days ago 1211 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some more tops, these things are addictive. Give one away, everyone wants one.

This next one has the bases, trying a bead on the bases, I think it adds a nice design feature.

The 3rd video shows how easy they are to make (This is Jock Steve A , who is a master turner).

I scored with obtaining a lot of this laminated stock. If anyone needs a source for this type of wood, send me a message and I'll forward you and email address where to buy it.

Bob A in NJ May 8, 2012

-- Bob A in NJ



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StevenAntonucci

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#1 posted 813 days ago

I was making them at Peters Valley in maple all afternoon Sunday…Perhaps you can make a segmented vessel out of this stuff after the Tibbetts demo today :-)

-- Steven

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 813 days ago

I was planning on using this wood as a feature ring on a sgmented vessel.

-- Bob A in NJ

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MNWOODWORKER

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#3 posted 813 days ago

Very nice. As soon as I get the table I am working on done I will be making some of these. I need to practice so I can teach my son how to do it, he is 11 and really wants to turn, I figured yo-yo’s and then these. Both my kids are mini woodworkers and it is so nice watching them and their creativity. Did you find it easier to turn them since they were segmented, I have found that as long as the density of the woods are about the same turning seemed easier since it was more stable, just wondering your thoughts. Thanks for posting.

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Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 813 days ago

MNWW:

Hi. This wood turns easy enough but it does dull the edges a little faster since there is the glue factor. I sharpen every 4 or 5 tops and mainly use a spindle gouge for the top. I also use a round scraper for the bowl on top of the base. The wood density is very uniform. No voids, beautiful results.

See this other video that shows how easy they can be made.

-- Bob A in NJ

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 813 days ago

Very nicely made. Did you get to see Tibbets?

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 813 days ago

Yep, Malcohm Tibbets visited NJ Woodturners today!

-- Bob A in NJ

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 813 days ago

Talk about wood movement!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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lumberdustjohn

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#8 posted 812 days ago

Top shelf work!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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