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    Fresh of the lathe. Light wood is maple. The tumbling blocks are Teak Bubinga and Wenge the square blocks and thin rings are walnut.
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    Re: fresh off the lathe

    Beautiful work. Nice finish … must of put that close quarter drill to good use.
    Anyone who doesn’t think money grows on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.

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      Re: fresh off the lathe

      Stunning Allan, is it hollow how thick are the walls? I guess you glued up the tumbling blocks in a long stick along with the other 2 on each side, I wonder did you then taper them, any pics of construction.

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        Re: fresh off the lathe

        Nice piece Allan.
        I'm not a great fan of heavily segmented works, but I like the shape and the contrasts.
        Noel

        "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
        'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
        "

        John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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        • #5

          Re: fresh off the lathe

          Beautiful


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            Re: fresh off the lathe

            Originally posted by Kunzwerks View Post
            Beautiful work. Nice finish … must of put that close quarter drill to good use.
            I did. It works great

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              Originally posted by bkrits View Post
              Stunning Allan, is it hollow how thick are the walls? I guess you glued up the tumbling blocks in a long stick along with the other 2 on each side, I wonder did you then taper them, any pics of construction.
              here are some construction pics. Wall thickness is about 3/8. It was turned in two pieces. Sorry the pics are out of order.

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                Re: fresh off the lathe

                thanks for the comments

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                • #9

                  Re: fresh off the lathe

                  Thanks for the photos Allan, the pictures tell a thousand words when I look at them closely, my assumption that you made it in long pieces would not work I now realise because you would then be seeing end grain, I know that from making banding.
                  It looks like you probably cut all your pieces on a sledge on the bench saw, I used to cut pieces for banding on the drop saw but I had to rig up a vacuum to hold the small piece I had cut off to stop it being thrown around.
                  I thought doing banding was out there but then to put it on the lathe and turn it with all the risks of a mistake, well you are very skilled.
                  Thanks again for showing the photos, I want to put the rocking chair aside and have a go.

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                  • #10

                    Re: fresh off the lathe

                    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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