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Oddjob04/03/2010 09:23:47
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Another beautiful job Ralph  Where do you keep getting the inspiration from?
 
We can all turn circular bits but this is something else again.  Is there a ''How To'' on the way?
 
Richard
Mark Sutton04/03/2010 10:00:56
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Hi Ralph
 
I love this piece, very nice design.
 
Looking forward to the How To if one becomes available 
 
Mark
dennis wake04/03/2010 13:16:27
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hi Ralph
    lovely desk set mate keep them coming
dennis

Edited By dennis wake on 04/03/2010 13:16:59

Sparky04/03/2010 15:24:59
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Another 'Only Ralph' project comes to view.
Its only Ralph that has this way of turning wood which I never seen anywhere else.
 
Great piece yet again Ralph, well done
 
Marc
 
PS, Oh please with the 'how to'!
Ralph Harvey04/03/2010 18:33:56
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Thanks Guys
 
It was an experiment, i wanted to buy a trumpet pen but couldnt find one i liked so i made one instead, the base was a break from the competition work, still have one to finish, ( well start actually,) so yes to the "how to", but after the show.
 
Ralph
Alan T.04/03/2010 18:56:31
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Just brilliant as usual Ralph.  Did you turn or rout the base?  As has been said 'uniquely yours'. Well done.   Cheers   Alan T.
Ralph Harvey04/03/2010 20:13:20
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Thanks Alan
 
Yes it was all turned on the lathe, no routers used
 
Ralph
Derek Lane05/03/2010 19:51:11
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Ralph another stunning piece. I think I know how but will wait for the "how to" to see if I got it right
Oddjob05/03/2010 21:45:40
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Let me guess
 
You glue a blank disc of appropriate diameter to give the curvature required onto an mdf back-plate and turn the bead and cove on the outer edge.  You then remove it from the back-plate, rough cut two of the desired shapes from opposite sides of the disc.  Remount the whole lot (now three pieces) onto the back-plate with the worked arc of the shape inwards thereby exposing the rough-cut un-worked arc on the outer edge to be worked as in the first stage.
 
Am I close Ralph?
 
Richard
Ralph Harvey05/03/2010 23:01:28
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Very close Richard,
 
There is only one piece at a time but the "boat shaped" piece is fixed to an MDF backplate with a scrap section to make up the whole diameter, then as you say reverse it to turn the opposit edge.
 
If you do 2 at a time it will work but they are often too long and thin to get the size for a post it pad.
 
Ralph
Sparky06/03/2010 00:10:31
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Ah, just as I thought......
 
Pictures next time please Ralph
 
Marc
Ralph Harvey06/03/2010 19:32:27
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No Problem Marc
 
I will even give you a better description to go with the pictures,
 
Ralph
Sparky06/03/2010 21:08:04
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Your a gentleman Ralph, thanks mate.
Marc

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