I put together an 8 stave turning blank. It is oak, cherry, and walnut. It should be fun... It will be a stainless steel lined travel mug! (I hope)
Creating the octagon turning blank was new - this is my first try at a blank like this. Turning mixed wood blanks is interesting to me, so that is what I'm experimenting with.
I hope the joints are good enough. The wall thickness at the top is going to be a little over 1/8 of an inch. Once again, I hope it holds together while I turn this down to the size and shape I need!
The last glue step below. Yesterday I glued up two 4 stave halves, and today I'm joining them together for the completed blank. Tripple clamp action to hold things while the glue dries.