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DaveTTC
3rd Apr 2014, 05:12 PM
Thanks smiife, you really made me push the limits

Sanded and opposite twist. They could still use a bit more sanding yet. With 3 previous rush attempts (now total of 5 twisted sticks) I finally have something I am happy to put on show.

this is the first one I started at 11

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/03/urysejub.jpg

Then I started the second one and they kind of match. I rushed the second one and there are a few bits that could be better.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/03/myzarary.jpg

The reverse twist of the first one was definitely harder


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smiife
3rd Apr 2014, 07:11 PM
Hi dave,
Looking good mate,,,,,,, er did i mention you need a bit of detail
Top and bottom, couple of little beads a bit of a cup for the
Candle etc , and then narrow down where the spiral bit is,
thats the just the way I do it anyways
You are very persistant arn, t you, and do it the way you
want too, creating a pair to your specs and design is great
keep up the good work mate,,,
Cheers smiife:2tsup:

DaveTTC
3rd Apr 2014, 08:35 PM
I will do something else to these, have not decided yet what, the jury is still out.

Will update when I have decided


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Dalboy
3rd Apr 2014, 09:08 PM
Looking good so far still lots of sanding to do:;

DaveTTC
3rd Apr 2014, 09:55 PM
I hate sanding ... any easy ways?

Ok no easy way ... what are the options?


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PLD
4th Apr 2014, 01:36 AM
I'd say you have really come a long ways since the last two attempts you showed. Looking very good. Unless you can afford to invest in a little sander like shown in other posts I do not know an easier way of sanding one. That is why I have only made one! I'd get some cloth backed sanding paper and start at about 80 grit and work up through the ranks. Not a real pleasant task, in my opinion. But when done you have something with a big WOW factor.

DaveTTC
4th Apr 2014, 09:17 AM
guess todays job ....


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DaveTTC
4th Apr 2014, 11:44 AM
Is this better, a little sanding has been done.

Aside from the fact there are no beads and coves would the general concesus be a pass on the spirals or do I need more sanding?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/04/ura3u8ur.jpg


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Dalboy
4th Apr 2014, 07:04 PM
From here the sanding looks good. Remount them on the lathe don't put too much pressure on them make a couple of beads equal distance from the spiral and part off just below/above the beads forming a tenon top and bottom as you do. Then turn a base and cap to fit onto the tenons fit a brass candle holder the larger type and then you have 1 Pair of candle sticks

DaveTTC
4th Apr 2014, 07:25 PM
well I kept going and made a two prong twist and a 3 prong twist.

Dont know if to post the pic here or start a new thread for opinions on the overall design (not so much the finish or lack there of

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/04/e9ageqad.jpg


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Dalboy
4th Apr 2014, 07:33 PM
All three look good :2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Christos
4th Apr 2014, 07:50 PM
I hate sanding ... any easy ways?

Ok no easy way ... what are the options?
....



Get someone else to sand.

DaveTTC
4th Apr 2014, 07:53 PM
Get someone else to sand.

are you volunteering


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Christos
5th Apr 2014, 07:00 AM
are you volunteering

....


I'll let you know. :U

DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 10:23 AM
I lengthened the 2 prong one

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/u5yzy9ab.jpg

I think that looks better now


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PLD
5th Apr 2014, 11:28 AM
I think it looks great!

DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 01:19 PM
Smiife ...... my wife is cursing you.

Tried a 6 spoke but this is not the best timber for it

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/gymusysu.jpg

Could have been interesting as a 4 spoker but then a nother catch ... fire wood. There goes my Saturday morning.

Imspired Im going to do something else ... yes more spirals. Obsessed - whose obsessed!


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Christos
5th Apr 2014, 04:35 PM
The longer two prong does look better.

DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 06:10 PM
and here is for something a bit different

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/hapy2una.jpg

But I think I need to get the corners square, need someone to send me a square file and maybe a triangular file

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/dy3asege.jpg

Had to lower one plane to make the two directions stand out from each other


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Dalboy
5th Apr 2014, 07:32 PM
The more I look at the two slotted one the better I like it, it is not as fussy as the others. As for the failed one well not so much a failure but an interesting pattern with a wide slot and a narrow slot worth following on.
As for the double one that is just great.

corbs
5th Apr 2014, 07:48 PM
The first thing I thought when I saw this one was a DNA double helix... maybe drill some holes through the two wood sections and glue in contrasting dowels :2tsup:

Have to admit to starting one of these for myself this afternoon :;


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/u5yzy9ab.jpg

DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 09:02 PM
The first thing I thought when I saw this one was a DNA double helix... maybe drill some holes through the two wood sections and glue in contrasting dowels :2tsup:

Have to admit to starting one of these for myself this afternoon :;


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/u5yzy9ab.jpg

You read my mind ... that is an up an coming project

smiife has a lot to answer for lol .... got us all going on these things.


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corbs
5th Apr 2014, 09:33 PM
It would be a lot of work but I think a salt and pepper grinder cut out and then cast in resin so the void is filled than them turned into the grinder would be pretty impressive as well :2tsup:

DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 09:55 PM
It would be a lot of work but I think a salt and pepper grinder cut out and then cast in resin so the void is filled than them turned into the grinder would be pretty impressive as well :2tsup:

I am working on something else there too. That only leaves me about 2 other ideas that you have not mentioned plus one biggie. The big idea is a year or more away. Need new lathe and new cave for the big one


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corbs
5th Apr 2014, 10:19 PM
I won't comment any further then.. I'd hate to steal your thunder :q:doh:

DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 10:33 PM
I won't comment any further then.. I'd hate to steal your thunder :q:doh:

no keep em coming, you might come up with something I have not thought of


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DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 10:34 PM
I wonder if I could do a pen


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corbs
5th Apr 2014, 10:36 PM
no keep em coming, you might come up with something I have not thought of


Dave the turning cowboy

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I haven't yet ;)... to be honest that's all I've got at the moment so I'm looking forward to seeing your other ideas :2tsup:

DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 10:56 PM
I haven't yet ;)... to be honest that's all I've got at the moment so I'm looking forward to seeing your other ideas :2tsup:

well watch this space ;)


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DaveTTC
5th Apr 2014, 11:04 PM
How easy would it be to clear cast one of these ... I have never done resin or anything like that


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DaveTTC
25th Mar 2017, 09:59 PM
Have to admit to starting one of these for myself this afternoon :;



Was just reading thru this post again and got to wondering ... how did you go with your spiral? Is it posted on here sonewhere?

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Keith_1
26th Mar 2017, 11:13 AM
Dave

Just found this thread.

I LOVE them - TOP STUFF :2tsup:

Regards

Keith