Wood Turning and other wood matters

Life as a woodturner can be fun and hard work. I always say that wood turners don't make mistakes they have design opportunities. Well sometimes. This blog will perhaps give some insight to the ups and downs.It will be fed by both me (Pete) and my partner & wife Mo who collaborates and acts as quality control. Hope you find it interesting and perhaps a little amusing

Final commission...for a while.

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"Could you make a base for my Globe?" Of course says I. It was a large celestial globe that had to revolve on three bearings inset into the base. so perhaps not so easy as at first thought. The customer already had a world globe on a base and so the new one needed to be the same shape but as it was larger I had to expand it proportionally. The original was in walnut and I had to laminate two pieces together to get the right height. In the end it wasn't as difficult as I had at first thought. To get the inner curve I used a draughtsmans flexicurve to get the right diameter and made a plywood template from that to shape the inside. The customer was very happy with it which is what is important.

globe stand 6  globe stand 3

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