Everything But The Squeal

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Project by cmw posted 09-28-2012 11:56 PM 2221 views 11 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rings made from sawdust saved from turnings on lathe.Using everything kind of like when slaughtering a hog.First picture is Koa with twisted Brass wire inlaid.Second picture is Osage Orange with soft sterling silver scrap filings mixed in with sawdust.Third and fourth photos same with different lighting.Sawdust is mixed with Gorilla glue then poured in 1 1/4 in. diameter mold drilled in scrap 2×4 then clamped over with wax paper and another scrap piece of wood for 24 hrs .After turning down to size I saturate the entire piece with thin CA glue in a small jar to make wood harder. When dry they are ready to finish turning to size and then finished with medium CA glue.

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#1 posted 09-29-2012 07:39 AM

Great job. Love the twisted inlay.

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#2 posted 09-29-2012 03:01 PM

What a clever and unique idea. I like’em.

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 03:14 PM

I thought I recognized that look. Very nice job. I especially like the inlay of the metal. Well done.

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#4 posted 09-29-2012 07:03 PM

What an excellent job of recycling!!! That really is awesome and the end results are beautiful! Great work.

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#5 posted 10-03-2012 11:52 PM

What do you thin the CA glue with?

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

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 02:54 AM

Thanks for the great comments everyone. I don’t thin the CA glue it is the thin grade sold as such but i guess you could thin with Acetone if you wanted it thinner.

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