Has anyone designed a disk for the bottom of a segmented bowl that has a Star of David? If so, would you be willing to share your process?
Actually, that's very helpful! I was trying to figure out a way to do it with Lam Pro and it didn't occur to me to use SU. I'm not very good with SU either but I should be able to bang around on it and figure it out.I think this is something that could be designed using sketchup like Lloyd shows in one of his videos. I'm not that good with SU so I'm not sure of the steps. There would be several but much could be batch cut.
(How's that for an I don't know answer?)
Thanks Lloyd! With my limited experience in LAM Pro is was able to do a normal star quite easily but didn't even know where to start on the Star of David.Frank,
You can design a six-sided star with Lamination PRO, but there isn't any way to make the lines making the border cross the center which is something you've probably already discovered.
I'm afraid SketchUp isn't going to be much help either because even a stacked-wood process isn't likely to be a reasonable way to accomplish this.
On solution is to find a friend with a CNC and use it to create the Star of David as channels and then fill them with some sort of filler. You could then use these as inserts in a porthole design such as that described by Malcolm Tibbetts in one of his books.
I wish I could be of more help, but this star is just not a design that lends itself to multi-generation or wood stacking.
Frank, ask away everyone here is willing to help.Thanks Bob. This is the first time I've asked for help in this forum and you guys are all over it! Think I'll start asking some other things...
Thanks Bob! I've been turning for years but am just getting into segmented work (yes I know...yet another vortex)!Frank, ask away everyone here is willing to help.
Answers might not be correct but we try.........just kidding.
We all do it a little different so you'll probable get different answers and then you have to decide how you want to do it. Sometimes it depends on what equipment you have, your skill level or what materials you have available.
There is another thread from awhile back about making stars.
Lloyd shows how to do one in Laminate Pro!
He also shows how to make the Cowboys Star
Check this out:
Title: Looking for info on cutting 5 pointed star "Dallas Cowboy star"