Winner! Changing Gears

By Kate Selby, Woodturner and Carver in Salem, OR.

Winning Category

“Changing Gears” Based on an Armillary Sundial but with a Steampunk twist.

This piece stands 18” high, 15” wide.  It’s made of Maple burl (rescued from a friend's scrap bin) with the natural edges to provide texture, Cherry and a really stubborn piece of old Red Oak. Blued steel “rivets” and three small glass “jewels”.  Embellished with pyrography, a touch of acrylic paint and finished in satin lacquer.

The center ring has two faces. One embellished with gears the flip side shows the natural inclusions of the Maple it was made from.

Both the outer ring and inner gear turn on the arrow so they can be repositioned.

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Products Used

  • Minwax satin lacquer, Quick Cure 5 epoxy, Stick Fast CA glue

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