|Project by Grumpy||posted 01-20-2016 06:34 AM||856 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I think I’ve started something. The word is out and the ladies are queuing up for them, I wish, haha.
But I must admit this segmenting is addictive.
These are Australian Red Cedar with pine in between.
I used two pack epoxy for strength and 6 or so coats of wipe on poly.
The segments were made using a 10 piece wedge designed for a jig made to the specs of Gerry Bennett’s ‘Wedgie Sled’
(notice the hand made thumb screws made from milk bottle tops)
I printed out some measurements for segments of different lengths for various diameters on the wedge.
I made several wedges for different jobs 6 segments to 28 segments
The bangles are made from two layers of segments, minimum of two otherwise I think the end grain glueing would be too weak.
I turned the face of each ring flat before glueing together.
Once the glue set I drilled a 60 mm hole in the centre with a forstner while the ring was on a faceplate on the lathe, then widened the hole to suit the ladies wrist size.
It was then easy to chuck on the lathe and turn the outside.
Thanks for looking.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python