|Project by rockmolsen||posted 10-13-2014 10:08 PM||1138 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
These are pretty easy to make – I glue up different woods about 3” sq. , when dry I use a 2 1/4” hole saw on the drill press to rough out the center, then rough the outside circle on the band saw. I use some “Elmers Clamp tape” (it only sticks to itself) on the jaws then place the blank on my Nova 4 jaw chuck and expand on the inside. I can adjust the diameters then on the lathe, sizes vary from small 2 1/4”, medium 2 1/2” and large 2 3/4”. I cut the inside 1/2 and shape the outside then flip it over and repeat. Sand and finish. I either use a spray lacquer or wax. Medium density CA glue and some turquoise powder was used for the inlay and some hobby wire to burn the groves. Woods used are zebra, cherry, walnut, oak and thin plywood.
-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.