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    Seemed like a good idea at the time, take 2

    (No, not OSB... )

    Laminated, (sort of) segmented, 6"x3", walnut/maple:
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    (I say "sort of segmented" because each of the 'rings' has only two segments.)
    Where are we going? And what am I doing in this handbasket?

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    WOW Lee, that has a real southwest flare to it. Keep em comming.
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    Cool idea Lee, and nicely executed. You mentioned rings...did you glue up individual rings or was it solid in the center when you started? (Gluing up half-circles instead of half-rings?)

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    Neat effect, two rings or not. Looks good from here.

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    another cool piece lee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Cool idea Lee, and nicely executed. You mentioned rings...did you glue up individual rings or was it solid in the center when you started? (Gluing up half-circles instead of half-rings?)
    One big glue-up of 40 half-circles, each 1/2" wide and ~1/8" thick, plus solid 1/4" disks for the rim and the base. So it started out looking "solid" when I started but it was empty in the middle. Here's the blank before I started turning it:
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    I went with this shape because it was the easiest to lay out and cut. (I was making this process up as I went along.) Doesn't take much wood: I started with 6"x12"x1/8" stock, only used about 1-1/2 pieces each of maple and walnut for the main "body".
    Where are we going? And what am I doing in this handbasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Neat effect, two rings or not. Looks good from here.
    Twenty rings, Frank, but only two (half-circle) segments per ring.
    Where are we going? And what am I doing in this handbasket?

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    Very cool design. Like it very much Lee.

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    Ring a ding ding!

    Lee, that is just so cool!

    We could use that one pick as a view of the slippery slope that awaits all who get into turning

    VERY neat!
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    Ya know, with that laser-guided scrollsaw of yours you could make other shapes in a similar pattern...hexagons, triangles, etc. Of course then you'd have to blend the sides with a sander instead of a lathe, but you could get some interesting pieces. (I'm sure you're not lacking for ideas to do with the laser, though.)

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