Star Burst Plate

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Project by Doug posted 06-24-2009 09:41 AM 1632 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The plate is 14” in diameter, the starburst itself is made up of 12 segments, those segments are yellow heart and blood wood, it’s then surrounded by hard maple with a blood wood ring of 12 pieces, the perimeter is made of red oak and blood wood strips between, ALL these pieces solid thru and thru they are not inlays, finished with Miwax paste finishing wax.

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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#1 posted 06-24-2009 09:46 AM

Absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 10:40 AM

That is really a piece of art! Immaculately done and a real eye popper.Also I am amazed with the center of the star where the points come together so perfectly. Looking forward to more of your projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 11:12 AM

Most excellent work .
To You have blog or at least more pictures to see how its done ?
Thanks for sharing with us .

-- Not my woodworking

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 11:23 AM

Very nice plate…getting the segments to meet perfectly in the center is very tricky, i havent had any luck doing it yet.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 06-24-2009 12:29 PM

To answer questions about the segments fitting so closely ! To start i drew up the star in auto sketch, calculated the angles per side, per piece, then i machined a very precision jig on the milling machine to clamp and hold the pieces at the proper angle, then took the jig to the table saw with a 100 tooth carbide blade and cut the pieces to the exact size, they were cut to within plus or minus 2 thousands of an inch.

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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#6 posted 06-24-2009 01:51 PM


Outstanding work! Glue up must have been a real pain tho! how many hands did you have to hire?

Can you post pictures of the jig you made/used?


-- "Lumber is just sawdust in 'solid' form!"

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#7 posted 06-24-2009 03:35 PM

I sure am impressed with this piece. Your glue up and accuracy is just amazing. Well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 06-24-2009 04:20 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Vince's profile


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#9 posted 06-24-2009 05:29 PM

I too would like to see a picture of your jig?

-- Vince

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#10 posted 06-24-2009 05:31 PM

A beautiful, artistic work! Your craftsmanship really shows!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 06-25-2009 06:16 PM

Gorgeous work, inspiring. I wish I could turn something like that.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 06-25-2009 06:26 PM

very nice !
i like you solved your own needs ,
and expanded your reach !
keep going ,
we’re waiting !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 06-26-2009 12:02 AM

Great looking plate. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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