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Project by Grumpy posted 01-20-2016 06:34 AM 1232 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 01-20-2016 06:57 AM

Milk jug caps, Tony? You’re a genius. May I introduce you to another bangle maker?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 01:57 PM

Cool looking bangles Tony. And a nice sled to make things easier.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 02:15 PM

I like em. Nice jigs as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 02:39 PM

Nice work grumpy ,thanks for sharing the jigs.

-- Custom furniture

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 07:57 PM

Nice ones, Tony!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 09:31 PM

These are beautiful. Thanks for the informative post.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 01-20-2016 10:53 PM

Thanks Jocks and thanks for the link Mark. That gives me an idea. I have a few pieces of burl that would be useful for bangles.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 01-21-2016 01:14 AM

Excellent. These works provide you endless opportunities for creativity!


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#9 posted 01-21-2016 01:47 AM

Thank you Dusan.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-21-2016 06:03 AM

Great looking Bangles. Thanks for sharing the jig info also.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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