Design for a future turning project

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Project by Julian posted 12-29-2018 02:48 AM 1220 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found some interesting drawings on the internet and made a practice piece.
I first drew out the pattern on paper and then burned it onto a scrap piece of poplar.
This design will be used for a top of a round box.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 12-29-2018 10:58 AM

Pretty nice cannot wait to see finished box.

-- Bill

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#2 posted 12-29-2018 02:07 PM

I hope the box turns out fairly non-descript, it would be a shame to take away from this beautiful top

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 12-29-2018 03:55 PM

Very nice! That will be a remarkable box. What did you use for the coloring?

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 12-29-2018 05:00 PM

Coloring was done with ink markers which can be purchased from most craft stores (Hobby Lobby or Michaels).

-- Julian

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#5 posted 12-29-2018 06:25 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 12-29-2018 07:44 PM

like the pattern Julian, it’s got a real swirl goin on

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 12-29-2018 11:43 PM

Please forgive me for being pyrgraphically-challenged (is that a word?) but i am very curious as to the tool you used to burn it and how you got the pattern to the wood – did you adhere the pattern to the wood and burn through it? The pattern is awesome, would you share a link to where you found it? I think this is very neat the way you used similar colors but just different enough to create this amazing swirl! Can’t wait to see the finished product, too.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 12-30-2018 01:37 AM

Kim, I drew the pattern directly on the wood with a pencil. You could glue a paper pattern to the wood. I used a compass and protractor to establish a few reference lines so that it was easier to guide my eye and hand. I found the pattern on a YouTube video. I think the video was titled, “Hamsix Daily Tangle”. If you search “tangle” or “Zantangle” on Youtube you will find many videos. The videos show how to draw various designs on paper. I just drew it on wood. Wood burning tools: there are a few different companies that make the burning pens. I purchased mine from PJL Enterprises. Hope that helps.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 12-30-2018 02:49 AM

Beautiful work

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#10 posted 12-30-2018 02:04 PM

very attractive and well done. Sure even for basically doing it without a full size pattern.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-30-2018 04:52 PM

Beautiful design, especially with the different colour shades.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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