Greek Key feature ring

Discussion in 'Segmented Turnings Forum' started by Charles Broadbent, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Charles Broadbent

    Charles Broadbent PRO Member

    I wanted to build a distinctive feature ring and and took it as a challenge to construct maple greek key design (continuous line) against a dark chechem background. The bowl is about 12" across and about 6" high. The combination of chechem and maple created some challenges, as the chechem is very dense and heavy and turns quite differently from the maple. After completing the feature ring, I built the rest of the bowl around it, using Woodturner Pro to get the dimensions right.
    Greek Key.JPG Greek Key top.JPG
     
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  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Great job look really nice. Please post in the gallery
     
  3. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Good looking bowl. Job well done.
     
  4. lester gillett

    lester gillett PRO Member

    Charles I am going to make a urn and wanted to try my hand at a Greek key insert. I was looking at your bowl and it looks like the top row of key has 3 small picas boarded by two long ones. Sure would like a more detail info on how to make a Greek Key.
     
  5. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Lester check this out
     
  6. lester gillett

    lester gillett PRO Member

    Thanks Bob for the video. I now know how to make the Greek Key. I just will have to take the size of the ring I am making to see what size pices I need to cut for the Key. Again thanks and I am sure I will be asking more question later.
     
  7. lester gillett

    lester gillett PRO Member

    Bob I do have one question my feature ring will be a 12 segmented ring 5 1/4 out side and 3/8 in side diameter. Was thinking of a 16 segmented ring but was not sure if the other 12 segmented rings would line up right.
     
  8. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    You will need to scale it. If you go 16 segments the elements of the Greek Key may have to be thinner? Or bigger diameter?
     

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