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Been segmenting again

Hi all, I may have mentioned a while back that I had to do some flat work on a humidor. Well, the lathe was staring me down, aching me on, taunting me with it's heavy metal. I finally had to give in. (The finish was drying on the humi anyway.) About 1/2 way through this turning the motor on my lathe started to seize up. It was squealing like a pig. Next thing you know, an opportunity came up that was almost too good to be true. One of my friends had bought a lathe exactly like mine. It was still new in the box. Turns out he needed a remote start car alarm more than the lathe. Needless to say we made the trade. Got the lathe functional again and turned this. It's made of Shedua, Mahogany, Bocote, Maple & Gabon Ebony. It has 593 pieces. It stands about 8 inches tall and is a scary 3/32" thick all the way to the bottom. I left the Ebony base about 1/4" thick to give it a lower center of gravity. It weighs in at a whopping 10.2 ounces.
Anyway, please enjoy and your opinions are welcome and motivating.



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post #2 of 19 Old 12-07-2011, 12:36 AM
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Truly amazing. At first I thought that the vertical bars were standing proud of the surface and wondered how you did that, but the bottom pic answered my question.
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Outstanding work! The turning itself is fantastic and adding to that the unbelievable segmenting work makes this an extraordinary piece.
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post #4 of 19 Old 12-07-2011, 02:15 AM
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Dude!

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Outstanding work! The turning itself is fantastic and adding to that the unbelievable segmenting work makes this an extraordinary piece.
You must add the thinness of 3/32" is humanly unobtainable! Only a robot can make those.... sorry Bill, you are a genius!
So, you fixed your lathe or set up the bartered one?
And which brand and model lathe is it? Probably CNC since it's not humanly possible...... bill

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That is gorgeous. Those segments along the middle rings remind me of tiger stripes. What wood are those made from?

Also, what are the very thin strips (vertical and horizontal) made from? They look like gold and silver inlay. Very beautiful.
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However you did it, it came out beautifully. Nice work.








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Here's an opinion for ya...

Awesome!

IMHO.

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Another superb effort and outstanding result from Tucson's finest turner....nay, Tucson's finest craftsman.

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Bill, that looks perfect. I would really like to see a step by step on how you created this. The planning, materials, gluing, ect... You obviously know what you are doing. Thank you for sharing!!!

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Bill Wyko, thats funny, I knew a guy he was a runner that was a retired Coast Guardsman, he was referred to as Psycho Wyco, any relation?
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that work is incredible
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Bill, that looks perfect. I would really like to see a step by step on how you created this. The planning, materials, gluing, ect... You obviously know what you are doing. Thank you for sharing!!!
+1

That really looks good, envious of your skills.
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You guys are too kind, thanks very much.
As far as turning so thin goes, I owe that to Paulo at Glaser tools. His 15V makes it possible to eliminate the harmonics and really feel the wood as you cut. Just ordered a full set of his QR tools too. Lets see where that gets me.
The light colored stripes are just Maple, I'm not sure why it looks like that.
My lathes are both JET 1442VS for now. Someday I'll own an American Beauty or a VB36. It just has to happen.
I too have been called Psyco Wyko pretty much all my life. I use to race BMX and later on I raced an Alcohol drag Banshee in the sand dunes. I was a terror in the sandon a 125hp quad hence the tag name.

As far as pictures go, I'll try to have my camera available for a build. I have a habbit of leaving it at work. I do plan on starting another complex one after the holidays.
Again, thanks everyone, you are truly an inspiration.
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different guy then, still awesome job on your turning
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I would love to see a build thread on a work of art like this!
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Simply Amazing!
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wow!.....................wow!
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Wow!

That truly a Fantastic work of Art! I too would like to see how you created this Masterpiece.

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Hopefully I'll be making a couple more similar to this one next week for gifts. I'll try to take pictrures.
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