Practicing up for the segment contest!

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mark james

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I'm far from some of the work I've seen here, but with a little more practice, I think I'll get close one day. Here's one I decided not to use. It is a combination of Oak and Cherry wood.
Bobby, not speaking as the contest chair right now, but as a fellow segmenter. With each design you are refining your skills and are really getting a critical eye for symmetry, wood combinations and an appealing visual presentation.

Here, I like the attention you paid to the dimensions of the rings and the alignment of the middle sections.

Well done!
 

bsshog40

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Thanks Mark! It's a lot harder than I thought to try to make a design using a 3/4" blank and turning it down to a little over 10mm and coming out like you hoped it would. Lol
 

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I second what Mark said. Your attention to detail, measurements, centering and precision is showing your skill level - Excellent!
 

mark james

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Thanks Mark! It's a lot harder than I thought to try to make a design using a 3/4" blank and turning it down to a little over 10mm and coming out like you hoped it would. Lol
Yes! What we see at 3/4" is not what will be there at 10 mm. I usually design my patterns from the inside out.


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Both of these patterns will look very different at final dimension. For the schematic, most of the outside blocks will be essentially gone - so why build it as it looks here - this I need to tweak prior to construction.

For the lathe mounted blank, before I cut it into slices, If I want rectangles or squares, I will need to estimate what the color dimensions are at bushing size. If the width at bushing size is .462", then my slices need to be .462" - then I'll get something close to a square (yea, right). If I want a rectangle, then the slices need to be smaller than .462".

Have fun!
 

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Excellent Segmented Pen, Bobby.
You are so right, they are a lot more difficult than you imagine.
Perhaps you should get a pair of special Glasses, like Marks, that look into the Blank at the 10mm Zone. :glasses-cool::rolleyes::biggrin:
Nicely Turned, Fitted and Finished.
Fine work,
Regards,
Brian.
 
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