Some people asked me if i could make some segmented pens, so we designed them, i made them.
A large Jr. Gentleman fountain pen is the first one.
Woods wenge, beech, padouk and merbau. Pvc cards black and white are used as contrasting elements.
The second one is a ballpoint pen, ProzX art deco...
For me it depends on the size of the ring and the thickness i want. When a ring is 12mm thick or so, i use the drumsander to flatten the rings.
When gluing them i alwas check on the lathe and sand if necessairy with a board and sandpaper. It must be perfectly flat. I added the picture of a...
I'm working on a 72 pieces per ring vase ( row 41 is glued on).
My tablesaw is from 1946 ( combination machine) and the sled is not that accurate.
I tested 8 glued together wood pieces. then taped with a painterstape to keep the pieces from flying around.
So i cut 8 pieces in 1 go. I measured...
I live in Europe, so these disks are a bit expensive to buy for me. (Shipping!)
now i have been thinking for a alternative that i can make myself without a cnc machine.
My first try was a disk like Tom Lohman sells at his website.
That works well enough, but not that accurate, within 0.5 mm i...
I work in metrics too and have that bug also.
When i save the design i always hae the dimensions in the name of the file, like 96, 58, 5, 305 vase. 96 segments, 58 rows, 5 mm thickness of the wood and 305 mm hight. When i want to see the plan again i adjust the parameters and all works again...
This pattern i made september 10, woods are wenge, oak, merbau, padouk and yew.
It is a large bowl, 41 cm wide, about 30 cm high and holds 96 pieces a row, 57 rows, about 4.6 mm thick.
Bottom row is wenge 24 pieces, 24 mm thick.
When done i'll post some pictures here.
With a router and a...