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Project by bigstanley posted 01-25-2010 05:16 PM 1658 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Havent done many succesful rings yet,I keep breaking them! lol! And I noticed that when some of you post rings you add pics of your lathes. So I did the same! It isnt a lathe,it is a drill and a crap load of sandpaper! LOL!

-- Growing the scrap pile daily!

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 07:49 PM

Looks like some cyanoacrylate might help this situation…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 09:44 PM

BigStanley, have you thought of making a “sandwich” of a thin piece of contrasting color wood between the two outer pieces and at a 90 degree grain orientation? This strengthens the lamination and adds visual interest with the second color of wood in between.

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 04:21 AM

I have made several of the rings (I need to get a camera so I can post them) and I have found that using plain sawn wood compared to rift or quartered will help prevent breakage. Even in the multi-layered rings, Hope that helps

-- measure twice, cut once, curse less! Andrew, Brookens Wood Floors

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 08:11 AM

Agree with the multi layer stack idea. it DOES help to make them stronger.

When it comes to sanding the outer curve, If you have a router, you can run a groove down a piece of scrap. Glue in a piece of sand paper, and you have a nice concave sanding profile. Helps a lot in the outside shapeing of the ring.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 04:47 PM

Thanks for the advise guys. I have absolutely no idea what that particular chemical you are reffering to is JM but I will do my research. As far as gluing layers together I am really not set up for that kind of thing just yet. I am an industrial electrician by trade so I am a novide to woodworking,and thats being kind to myself! lol. I am hoping to go pick up a router and some clamps later this week,I will give it a try then. My system fo rmaking these was this: I took a scrap 2X4 and drilled a hole in it with a uni-bit. I hack it down to a smaller piece and go to hand sanding from there. So…anybody got a cheap lathe for sale? LOL! Thanks for the feedback guys.

-- Growing the scrap pile daily!

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 08:20 PM

sorry, it is just super glue. I think it would keep it from breaking and you can use it as a finish at the same time.

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