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Say that's really nice! Your lathe skills are leaps and bounds beyond mine (not that mine are any good), but wow. How did you attache the rosewood ring? Was it before or after you turned it?
 

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Nice job! these are Fun too Make!
Very nice Turning!!
 

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Sweet lookin scope Bondo, well done
Pete
 

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Brandon,
I first rounded the stock and turned to a diameter of 1 1/2", then turned a groove the width of my scraper to a diameter of 1 1/4" using a calipers to keep sneaking up on the diameter. Then I took the rosewood and planed to the same thickness as the groove. Then I cut the rosewood in half and glued the two halves together w/ hot melt glue. This made a square that was 2" on a side and the same thickness as the groove. I then went to the drill press and drilled an 1 1/4" hole w/ a Forstner bit using the seam as the center. Then I broke the two halves apart, cleaned out any residual glue and put them in the groove on the cylinder w/ epoxy and clamped them together. When I removed the clamps I could commence turning after I cut the corners off the rosewood square on the bandsaw. It is a lot easier to do than explain, I think. I also drilled a 1/4" hole on the rosewood while it was still square for the tenon on the handle. I took a HF wrench and ground a sharp edge on the top portion of the open end side of a 1/4" wrench and used that to cut the perfectly sized tenon on the handle. The rosewood ring is not purely decorative, it adds some "meat" to the area where the handle tenon is joined to the bowl, otherwise the tenon would be really short and this would be a weak area.
 

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I'm on the scoop wagon also - I like your scoop better than any I've turned so far.
 
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