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Old 11-19-2016, 05:35 PM
keithrhyde keithrhyde is offline
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Question Turning Glued Boards Question

I finally figured out a few different ways to make a square 4x4 round with varying degrees of smoothness. I want to glue some walnut and maple boards together to make a 4 x 4 inch x 24 inch and turn first to round and then add some curves etc. Has anyone tried to do something similar and was it successful?
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Old 11-19-2016, 06:30 PM
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I finally figured out a few different ways to make a square 4x4 round with varying degrees of smoothness. I want to glue some walnut and maple boards together to make a 4 x 4 inch x 24 inch and turn first to round and then add some curves etc. Has anyone tried to do something similar and was it successful?
Keith, I've glued up stock that I later rotary milled. No problem there.

I normally cut the corners off square stock using a table saw rather than rounding the stock on the rotary since it's much faster and works well enough in most cases.
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:48 AM
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Mike, thank you. I use my table saw as well to cut off the corners. Cheers.
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:06 AM
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I looked at your website and your furniture is outstanding. Are those pieces your own creation? I usually see pictures of furniture than I use that basic design and put my own spin on it. Do you use your Stinger and/or lathe everywhere you can or just for certain pieces. What types of woods to you use and do you buy local rough? I buy from a local mill and he has cherry, poplar, walnut, maple, red and white oak. I like the maple and walnut look. What is the long thin piece in the hallway made from and is that a lacquer finish? I would call it an entry hall table.

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Old 11-20-2016, 02:18 PM
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Thanks Keith. You're very kind. My inspiration/motivation comes from various sources. Some pieces are my own designs (building on the shoulders of others) and some are directly influenced from other's work. The recent oval table, for example, is a variant of a commercial design requested by a client. A table in my shop now is a close copy of an antique requested by a client. I try to steer clients toward original designs when they ask me to make something they see in a furniture store partially because I cannot compete on cost with Chinese factories and because I prefer to be creative. But, sometimes, you just need to build what someone wants. Sounds like you take a similar approach.

Types of wood: Anything! :-) I always start with dried, rough lumber. I really like Cherry and Walnut and also like to use local species (pacific northwest) so have used Alder and soft maple too. But, really, it's just fun to explore what you can do with different approaches and woods.

I'm a CNC rookie, having only purchased my first machine a year go, and am still learning ways to apply that tool to furniture making. It's been a great tool for rotary parts, for complex table edges and for creating jigs that can be used on other machines. It's really nice to be able to prototype designs in cheap wood and refine the design a few times before cutting the part in expensive wood.

Yes, the tall, narrow table is a lacquer finish. Not sure I would go that route again as lacquer stinks! I too would call it a hall table, but the client has it in front of a window and is using it as more of a plant stand. So, maybe it's a plant stand.

Thanks again for the kindness. Please share your own experiences. This is a good forum for getting help with CAMaster machines. These kind folks are always helpful to this rookie.
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