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Time to try a few inlays

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Project by awsum55 posted 05-06-2019 11:12 PM 694 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first picture is canarywood over purpleheart with a crushed yellow marble. After cutting the groove for the inlay I painted it black because the CA is clear and it needed to be dark for contrast. I don’t know if I’ll use a marble again, I had glass shards in my fingers for days.

The second picture is something I tried by using 2 pieces of 14-2 copper wire. I put one end of the 2 wires in a vise. I put the other end in my drill and spun the copper until it was wound tight. I hammered it flat and wrapped it around the ring. I had to use a dremel to remove parts of the links to make it look like it is a solid ring of copper. After I glued it in place I put it back on the lathe and sanded the copper down to be flush with the wood. I’m pretty sure I won’t be making another one like this. It’s not worth the time it takes to get this right.

The next photo is cherry and walnut with some random stone I picked up outside and crushed to use as an inlay. I mixed the stone with some glow powder. The powder is supposed to glow for 4-8 hours.

The last photo is the same ring with the lights off.

-- John D, OP, KS





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#1 posted 05-07-2019 01:05 AM

Some very interesting and beautiful experiments. Thanks for sharing.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 05:05 AM

Reminiscent of Japanese lacquer wear decoration.

-- Madburg WA

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#3 posted 05-07-2019 02:52 PM

all beautiful awsum,i really like your technique with the copper wire that worked quite well.sorry to hear about the glass shards because that ring is gorgeous.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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awsum55

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#4 posted 05-07-2019 04:30 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

pottz. I said I probably won’t try the copper again, but it might work better if I use a smaller gauge wire. The problem I had was getting the copper to be exactly the right length to go around and join up perfectly. A smaller wire would give me more links to work with.

There are a few different gem stones that are yellow and I’m sure will work better than glass. I just got some gem stones off eBay and can’t wait to try them out.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#5 posted 05-07-2019 05:40 PM

It may have taken a lot of time, but I think the Copper one is really cool.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#6 posted 05-07-2019 05:54 PM

they all are beautiful but the last one is best IMO GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 05-08-2019 12:12 AM

Thanks Matt and Tony. Interesting that you guys all picked a different one as your favorite.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 05-08-2019 01:47 AM

Beautiful rings, each and every one, indeed!
I am going to try one sooner …. probably later knowing me.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#9 posted 05-10-2019 05:53 PM

Amazing fine detail. I’m impressed.

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