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Project by bushmaster posted 02-09-2020 03:52 AM 791 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last month a wood turning facebook site had another challenge project to make a miniature version of a larger project that could only be up to 1 1/2 inches high, As you remember I got first place with my Spaceship bowl for the November challenge. I thought I had this one in the bag. A goblet with a lid and a finial, just to be more confident I would make a captive ring on both top and bottom. The practice one was out of a birch scrap to see if I could do it.

Then to make a more presentable project I tried several real had woods but was not successful cutting the rings, to brittle. ended up using black walnut and it worked quite well. The next one was smaller than the first, then since I still had some wood left on the blank I tried a real small one. The tool to make the captive ring is made on the end of the tang of a chainsaw file also pictured.

The top and bottom where made separate to fit perfectly, and I was proud that I was able to lathe a hollow on the lid.

To do this I had to lathe the top backwards, lid, captive rings, and finial last

I was rather proud of my project, had never attempted to do something like this. An enjoyable challenge.

But as they say PRIDE GOETH BEFORE FALL. I didn’t get any placement. I do know you people will give me thumbs up anyway, this is where I find the real reward.

So other than that been restoring a trail motor bike That had been scrapped up a number of times, got it going Thursday and rode around the yard on the ice and snow. Be ready for the mountain trails this summer.

Project now is helping a friend build a wood lathe,

Thanks for looking and Comments appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 04:25 AM

Wow. Just wow!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 02-09-2020 05:52 AM

WOW Brian, they are tiny….
And from precision wood lathe to backyard mechanics and engineering….you never cease to amaze sir!!

PS – Is that bike parked up on some beautiful white sand…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 02-09-2020 06:01 AM

Real nice Brian, I haven’t tried a captive ring yet.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 02-09-2020 06:39 AM

My eyes hurt just looking at them:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 02-09-2020 07:21 AM

Quite challengign cups to make – great turning job!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 02-09-2020 08:16 AM

Really cool Brian. love the Captured rings, makes a PROPER Project.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 02-09-2020 08:35 AM

Love the minis especially with the captive rings. I’ll bet that you had to break out your magnifying glass on this operation. I’m curious that since these little beauties didn’t place…what did the grand champs look like?

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#8 posted 02-09-2020 11:41 AM

Wow !! well done , beautiful pieces , tell me you have good eyes and small fingers right ?
Keep on the good work,

-- andrek

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#9 posted 02-09-2020 02:16 PM

Oh my gosh – what an accomplishment and a captive ring to boot.

just an afterthought – a 4/4×6” x 8’ would make 1152 of them. you could flood the tourist market in ??

-- 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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#10 posted 02-09-2020 02:29 PM

That involves some skill Brian. I’d have a hard time seeing it let alone making one. Beautiful work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 02-09-2020 02:46 PM

Love the minis especially with the captive rings. I’ll bet that you had to break out your magnifying glass on this operation. I’m curious that since these little beauties didn’t place…what did the grand champs look like?

- mdzehr

The winner definitely had a great entry, no captive rings but very beautiful and well designed. My hat goes off to him. no captive ring but was a true winner.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 02-09-2020 06:31 PM

We might have to now call you mini-master too.

Great job Brian.

My eyes hurt looking at it! Just way to tiny and needs a lot of skills that I DO NOT have to even try that!

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

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#13 posted 02-09-2020 11:42 PM

I’ll sure give you a thumbs up on your entry.
Beautifully created.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 02-14-2020 09:55 PM

Great job Bushmaster.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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