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New Wedding Band African Blackwood and Padauk

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Project by Steve Preslar posted 03-01-2017 06:40 PM 454 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
New Wedding Band African Blackwood and Padauk
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I’ve lost a little weight and needed a new wedding band so I made this from Blackwood and Padauk. Center ring is slightly slanted for character.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin





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NormG

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 10:04 PM

Looks well done, love the colors

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Steve Preslar

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 10:40 PM

Thank you very much!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 02:30 AM

Great complementary colors! You’ll have to teach me how to do this.

-- Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman

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Steve Preslar

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 02:33 AM

Thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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jennysikes

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 03:17 PM

do you mind telling me what size wood and what you used to bond them together? i am a beginner and I just recently bought exotic woods to use to make wood bowties and rings.

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 03:39 PM

I don’t mind at all jennysikes. I use two methods in the final creation of a ring but 1st things 1st
I select the woods I want to use and design I want. If multi layer, I cut strips to the desired width and sand each face perfectly flat, (I normally create a blank 2”x8”x1” works best for me). I then use medium CA glue to bind the layers under pressure (start off with only two layers at once you will learn how many at one time you can do successfuly with time).
Now comes into play the type of wood used. If a flexible wood like mahogany, walnut, maple.. I will now cut very thin veneers off my multi layerded blank so the different layers will show in the band
This is cut to the desired width, soked in water then steamed in the microwave.
Then wrapped and glued around a dowel the size of the ring I want to make.
If the wood is to hard or brittle to be steam bent like African Blackwood I drill a whole of the ring size in my wood blank.
It’s then mounted on my lathe for sizing and shaping the outside. Hope this helps.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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