|Project by scrappy||posted 10-17-2010 07:03 AM||1758 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Here is another stab at making a ring. This one has over 70 pieces of wood in it.
I was at a small pawn shop yesterday and bought a carving tool for the wife. I was telling the owner about LJ’s and my wood working when he offered me some wood free. Never to turn down free wood I said sure!
What he brought out had come in with some other tools in a box. He did not know what the guy had been doing with them but offered them to me. They are glue ups of various wood all about 1/4 thick with a 1/32 thick between them, that were then sliced to 1/32 thick. They all have 1/2 holes in the center. Don’t know what was being made with them or if they are trimmings but, I figured to use them for something. Got 19 of these.
This morning I was cleaning up the shop(boy did it need that)haha, was deciding were to put these and an idea hit me. What about a layered segmented ring? and here we are.
Used 2 pieces cut into quarters, staggered the layers, and glued 8 layers together. Drilled center to 3/4 and sanded to fit my finger. Chucked up on the lathe and turned outside to shape. A little tung oil and it is done.
Not sure what I will do with the other pieces but keep an eye out for more rings.
Please leave all comments and critiques. Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!