A couple ornaments
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  Re: A couple ornaments by Steve K (I had a piece of spa...)
(10-23-2017, 08:28 PM)Steve K Wrote: I had a piece of spalted beech that was heavily spalted, despite comparateur assurance chat that it was still pretty solid. Made one ornament with walnut and one with maple.






Hello,
It is really beautiful.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!
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#18
  Re: RE: A couple ornaments by Steve K ([quote='AHill' pid='...)
(10-24-2017, 06:51 PM)Steve K Wrote: Thank you sir, my globes are usually 2" diameter or less. Overall length is around 5". I get the eyelets from http://www.woodworkingparts.com/

Might I suggest, as I have many times, using cotter keys or jewelery findings for a more delicate hold?  I use a 3/32 hole, some CA, and a steel or brass key.  Small enough it doesn't interfere with the piece itself.
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: RE: A couple ornaments by Steve K ([quote='Arlin Eastma...)
(10-24-2017, 06:54 PM)Steve K Wrote: Thanks Arlin I use some home made hollowing tools. 5/16" round bar from the local hardware and 8.8mm carbide inserts from captain eddie.

Did you use a torch to heat it and bend it?
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  
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  Re: RE: A couple ornaments by MichaelMouse ([quote='Steve K' pid...)
(10-26-2017, 11:14 AM)MichaelMouse Wrote: Might I suggest, as I have many times, using cotter keys or jewelery findings for a more delicate hold?  I use a 3/32 hole, some CA, and a steel or brass key.  Small enough it doesn't interfere with the piece itself.

Noted and ignored, as I have many times
Steve K


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  Re: RE: A couple ornaments by Arlin Eastman ([quote='Steve K' pid...)
(10-26-2017, 06:45 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: Did you use a torch to heat it and bend it?

Yea, it's mild steel so it's pretty easy to do.
Steve K


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  Re: RE: A couple ornaments by MichaelMouse ([quote='Steve K' pid...)
(10-26-2017, 11:14 AM)MichaelMouse Wrote: Might I suggest, as I have many times, using cotter keys or jewelery findings for a more delicate hold?  I use a 3/32 hole, some CA, and a steel or brass key.  Small enough it doesn't interfere with the piece itself.

Like the cotter key idea.  I have boxes of them.
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