Here is how I do the swirl design

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  • Whaler
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 3281
    • Sequim, WA, USA.
    • DW746

    Here is how I do the swirl design

    I hope this comes up understandable. Ken I wish I had your tutorial and turning talents.

    The blank is a glue up of maple and purple heart, the finish is Behlen's.

    Picture #1 shows the glue up, nothing special. I do use CA.
    Picture #2 shows the glue up marked for cutting, I use a 3/4X3/4 blank to determine the cut.
    Picture #3 shows the blank after cutting on the BS.
    Picture #4 shows it finished but still on the lathe.
    Picture #5 The finished product.






    Dick

    http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/
  • mudder
    Veteran Member
    • Jul 2003
    • 1532
    • I live in a house
    • Delta 36-650

    #2
    WOW!

    Seems pretty simple, even a moron like me can do it [8D]

    Mudder

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    • Whaler
      Veteran Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 3281
      • Sequim, WA, USA.
      • DW746

      #3
      I screwed the first one up, my drilling jig had slipped and the blanks were drilled a bit diagonally.
      I figured what the H and turned them anyway. Here is the result.



      You never know what it will look like untill it's finished.
      Dick

      http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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      • kwgeorge
        Veteran Member
        • Jan 2004
        • 1419
        • Alvin, TX, USA.

        #4
        Dick, I think you did GREAT! You shared your knowledge and took the time to put something together. Sharing experiences and knowledge gained helps everybody in the long run and we end up learning from each other. That is why I like this forum so much is the people and willingness to share ideas.

        Besides, now I have to make a pen like that!

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        • sdmaker
          Established Member
          • Feb 2004
          • 287
          • St. louis, MI, USA.

          #5
          Yes very nice. pretty simple, I thought you actually glued them up with a twist in it lol.
          Dave in Michigan
          http://community.webshots.com/user/sdmaker

          http://photobucket.com/albums/v166/sdmaker/

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          • monte
            Forum Windbag
            • Dec 2002
            • 5242
            • Paw Paw, MI, USA.
            • GI 50-185M

            #6
            Makes it look simple now. I thought you had some real secret there for awhile.
            Monte (another darksider)
            Reporting Live from somewhere near Kalamazoo

            http://community.webshots.com/user/monte49002

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            • rja
              Established Member
              • Jul 2004
              • 422
              • New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA.
              • BT3100-1

              #7
              Whaler: Thanks for sharing your technique - your pens look great.

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              • Denco
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                • Mar 2003
                • 426
                • Coming soon: California
                • BT3100

                #8
                That's fantastic! I'm going to try that this weekend...(if LOML says I can play in the shop[)])
                *****Measure twice, cut once.....rats, back to the lumber yard.*****

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                • Jim Boyd
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                  • Dec 2002
                  • 1766
                  • Montgomery, Texas, USA.
                  • Delta Unisaw

                  #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Denco

                  That's fantastic! I'm going to try that this weekend...(if LOML says I can play in the shop[)])
                  Just remind her who wears the pants in the family[]
                  Jim in Texas and Sicko Ryobi Cult Member

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                  • Whaler
                    Veteran Member
                    • Dec 2002
                    • 3281
                    • Sequim, WA, USA.
                    • DW746

                    #10
                    What turned out to be a very simple glue up to get the swirl took ages and much experimenting.
                    I have found that the thinner the center piece is the better I like the swirl but thicker can give some real nice effects.
                    You have to play with it and find what you like.

                    Thanks All for the great comments.
                    Dick

                    http://www.picasaweb.google.com/rgpete2/

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                    • Denco
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                      • Mar 2003
                      • 426
                      • Coming soon: California
                      • BT3100

                      #11
                      [/quote]
                      Just remind her who wears the pants in the family[]
                      [/quote]


                      I did that once.....then she stole my pants.[]
                      *****Measure twice, cut once.....rats, back to the lumber yard.*****

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                      • kwgeorge
                        Veteran Member
                        • Jan 2004
                        • 1419
                        • Alvin, TX, USA.

                        #12
                        Well I can make all the noise I want about the pants and she will remind who controls the "Tool Budget" and its not me.

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