|Project by rance||posted 06-19-2011 05:22 AM||5834 views||48 times favorited||56 comments|
Well, the contest stated that Gorilla glue must be used. I kinda took it to an extreme. Other than the glue itself, the only other ingredient is different kinds of sawdust. Yeah, sawdust. I had three flavors to choose from.
a) Very fine walnut dust from the sander. b) Table saw rip curls of walnut. and c) Planer curls of ash with a little bit of walnut included.
Now prepare a mold.
Lightly dampen the shavings with water to activate the glue. I chose to use the Walnut curls from ripping operations. Add Gorilla glue, mix, and fill the mold.
Once it is dry(24 hrs to fully cure), drill it out to fit a dowel. I just friction fit the ring blank to the dowel. Turn to shape and finish.
And the finished product. LOOK MOM, NO NAILS!!! :)
It fits my son’s finger.
Or as my “Pinkie Gorilla”.
You realize what this means… There is NO scrap too small to be useful for a project. Maybe someone could make a wooden dog treat from the bark of the tree. Get it… bark… dog treat… I kill me.
-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--