Chas those are really cool. I like the Beech and Ash one on the top
Those are outstanding Chas!!! Beautiful. I assume you glue everything up before you turn and hollow. Those will create atmosphere in any board room on any board table!!!!
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Start with a recessed dovetail base (fully finished on base),
rough turn and clean up one face of the other pieces, making very sure that the glue interface is flat (squeaky steel rule trick).
Mount base on chuck jaws, face off front face, bore to required depth if deeper section, clean up edge square, (squeaky steel rule trick again).
Glue on next section, use tail stock to apply pressure.
Finish bore to match base, sand and finish, trim outer close to base dia.
Square off front edge (squeaky steel rule trick again).
Glue next section etc.
Finally finish outer.
Finishing the bore as you go is easier for tooling and finishing.
Nice looking and nice idea.
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VERY nicely done, Chas!
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Really nice idea. I like the last one best. Real hard to choose though
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Thanks for the comments, have a few more to do on a similar vein, the underlying reason for the laminating with the current in-work items is to use up smaller pieces, driven I must confess by my inappropriate blank sizing over the last couple of years, which has left me with a totally unbalance stock of blanks for the items being requested. In the case of the ones using spalted Beech it is also allowing me to sandwich a softer less robust wood between two harder wearing pieces.
Beautiful Chas. All of them. Well done.
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Way to use up the waste stock on something so nice!
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