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Photos Woodturning - Rattle

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by supermonkey, 18 Oct 2015.

  1. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    One of my coworkers had an ash tree removed from his backyard. I got a decent sized piece of the trunk, and this is the second project I've made with it (the bottle stopper was the first). I had the blank ready to turn almost a year ago, and it's been sitting on my workbench since then. Other projects, life, and the Houston summer kept delaying the rattle, but with fall here it's finally nice enough to work in the garage again.

    Here's the rattle that I made for our friends' baby. Turned from a single piece of ash, with hand carved handle twist. The handle twist is something you'll see in a lot of my work because it's something that I enjoy doing.

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  2. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    Nice how long did it take to make it.
     
  3. LennyRhys

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    Love your work. Do more, post more!

    PS: where's the seam?
     
  4. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    johnim40: From chucking the blank on the lathe to applying the butcher block fish was just under 2 hours.

    LennyRhys: There is no seam. The rings were turned right on the rattle. :D
     
  5. johnim40

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    Thats quick how were the rings done then without breaking them
     
  6. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Thanks. The technique is called "captive ring turning." Here's a decent video showing how it's done with a dedicated tool:



    I'm too cheap to buy the specialized tool, so I just use a standard small parting tool. It's a little trickier and takes a bit of patience and feel to prevent the ring from breaking, but it works.
     
  7. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Really nice bit of wood turning there, I used to do a bit myself years ago not upto your standard though
     
  8. johnim40

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    Thanks it still looks quite complicated and delicate
     
  9. supermonkey

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    I finally finished the project video for this one. The video part was fairly straightforward and only took about an hour to cut together. The hard part was finding the right music, and I ultimately settled on a bit of Debussy. You can never go wrong with Debussy. The real challenge is finding decent royalty-free music. There is still a bit of grey area with Archive.org, but the music selections were in the "Community Audio" section, so I'm operating under the assumption that they're free to use unless someone tells me otherwise.

     
  10. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    Thats a great video and nice work on the rattle
     
  11. Kernel

    Kernel Likes cheese

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    Awesome work dood
     
  12. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    That is beautiful.

    Watching the videos takes me back to my childhood "helping" my grandfather. He was very much into turning and produced some amazing decorative golf clubs for the local club to award for long service.
     
  13. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    That's some special detailing monkey, very, very nice.

    Sam
     
  14. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Damn, great job man ! I'd so love to be an ebenist instead of a developper.
     
  15. MeMo

    MeMo It is what it is

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    Your work is amazing Supermonkey!! You really have a lot of talent!!!:clap:
     
  16. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    This is awesome! Amazing work.
     
  17. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    Great work :)

    As for Royalty-Free music, Incompetech might be worth a look.
     

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