|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 07-15-2011 01:57 PM||1630 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
We went to Charm Ohio to the Keim Lumber Co. It is not your average lumber store but a fabulous oak trimmed palace inside – the woodworkers candy store!! Hardware, Paint,All kinds of domestic and exotic Wood, and woodworking tools!! Well I had to buy something so I picked up the 3” square block of Cocobola Rosewood from South America . I cut it up to make three bracelets but the larger one blew apart-too thin of a wall. One of these is turned with the grain and laminated with maple inside and the other is across the grain. I can’t make up my mind on which is the best way to turn the rest of them. What do you think?
These are 2.530” ID which gives about a 1/4” wall.
This wood turns differently that regular Rosewood. It is waxier- it is the best way I can say it. It loads up sandpaper like wet wood. Thank God for Abranet- it cleans out of there pretty easily. This is the first time I got to turn on the lathe for a few weeks so I took a picture.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!