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Blog series by Thomas Hanson updated 07-27-2013 11:50 PM 3 parts 3390 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: current status

06-25-2013 10:06 PM by Thomas Hanson | 1 comment »

I started making rings with a lathe I made from an old small drill press that I had replaced with a nice Shop Fox a few years ago. I made mandrels for ID and OD so I could cut inside and outside of the ring. That was very tedious as I had to rely upon a tapered mandrel for the various inside dimensions. I tried to find a chuck that would fit the threads (european) to no avail. So I bought a Rikon mini lathe, and small 3 jaw chuck and a 1/2” chuck for the mandrel. The first rings i d...

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Part 2: deleted

06-25-2013 10:59 PM by Thomas Hanson | 0 comments »

added to part 1.

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Part 3: next phase of rings

07-27-2013 11:50 PM by Thomas Hanson | 3 comments »

I’ve probably given away about 20 rings by now to friends and nurses I met during my difficulties. I wanted to get a bit more sophisticated now that I’m used to my lathe. Here are a few more. This one is Osage, red cedar (juniperis) and walnut veneer. This one is pecan heartwood and osage orange. This one is walnut and pecan sapwood. This is just plain Elm but I like the photo. Here are a couple of my attempts to add veneer to the rings. They tend to want to ...

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