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« on: February 20, 2012 05:56:05 AM »

I make these in my spare time, people seem to think they are awesome.


This is the most recent one I finished, if anyone would like I can post a link to some of the others I've completed.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012 06:28:36 AM »

Looks really cool! Would definitely like to see more and perhaps some more details on how you make them?
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012 07:35:47 AM »

Those are cool.  What is your source of wood?  It has a rustic, re-purposed look.  Have you done other sizes yet?  Like for holding kitchen utensils or around flower pots?  I'd like to see your other projects.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012 10:31:17 AM »

These are awesome! I would love to hear more about how you make them.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012 06:21:08 AM »

Well, there is a lot of geometry involved in making these, but the skills to do so are several hundred years old.
I basically make a really small barrel, the tricky bits are getting the bevels cut right and the taper for each slat correct. Each of these are made from between 14-18 individual pieces of wood, precision is a must.

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This is the cup I use every day.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012 07:46:57 AM »

Your everyday cup is really nice!  I imagine you put the ridges on after its constructed?
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012 03:47:24 PM »

Yeah they are carved after the wood is on the cup
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012 07:58:57 PM »

I can see why people think they are awesome.  Because they are!  dang. you are talented, sir.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012 11:19:47 PM »

I make things like these instead of having a girlfriend or social life.
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