Let's Build a Jewelry Box #4: Woodturning... the Koa Handle

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 09-30-2010 08:18 PM 12383 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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”I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
Albert Einstein… Physicist…1879-1955

This woodworking online episode is part of the Let's Build Series

Woodworking Tips and Techniques:
1.) Using cyanoacrylate glue for a quick glue-up…along with a spray accelerator.
2.) Turning wood using a spindle gouge with a fingernail grind.

In this episode we continue with our wood project, a Koa wood veneer jewelry box. If you recall we started out this woodworking project with a small amount of Koa and our goal from the beginning was to test our woodworking skills to see how far we can maximize the amount of wood we have available to us. Our focus throughout has been on accuracy.

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 09-30-2010 08:45 PM

Well, Bob, you’ve done it again… another very cool video…

I especially liked your CA technique using the accelerator… for a minute there, I thought you were going to get some spray on both pieces… What would’ve happened if you had?

Thank you.

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Bob Simmons

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#2 posted 09-30-2010 09:09 PM

Joe…Thanks! At this point in the video we were working pretty quickly because of the heat (103) and also because we were “into it.” The second block may have appeared close to the spray. ( a few inches away.) If it had received any over-spray we would have just “rolled with it” since we were hitting on all cylinders anyway.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#3 posted 09-30-2010 11:31 PM

Bob, this is another informative video. It does look like you were really having fun with the lathe.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 07:13 PM

Scott…Once again thanks for your support. Glad to hear you found the video of value for yourself. You’re right…turning on the lathe is always a lot of fun.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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