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    Silhouette turning

    Years back I saw somewhere a person took their facial silhouette shape and turned it onto a pen blank. It obviously caught my eye but I have not been able to locate it and have an advanced student needing an unusual turning project. So, anyone have any idea of what I am trying to describe? any places you can point me to find an example to show him? Thanks in advance and if I haven't fully described what I am requesting feel free to ask me for more information.

    I found it. Wasn't a pen blank but will work. Here is what I was thinking of: https://www.pinterest.com/svetlana3k/turning-ideas/

    If you have suggestions, they would be appreciated.
    Last edited by Jonathan Shively; 09-21-2016 at 03:18 PM.
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    way cool!
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    Not sure there's enough meat on a pen blank to get the needed relief for a full profile, but maybe these techniques would stimulate the thought process:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reifendrehen
    http://www.continuousprofile.com/Abo...%20Article.pdf

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    Ted beat me to it. Unless the pen was really fat, I can't picture there being enough meat in the blank. I have seen candlesticks done in silhouette form, though.
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    Yeah, I forgot to add when I edited my post, it will have to be a vase or candlestick. Actually what I have planned is a nice cedar 4x4 that they can use. Any other hints??
    Jon

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    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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