|Project by glen||posted 07-18-2011 08:29 AM||1869 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve tried to make a few wood rings in the past, mostly by cutting using a hole saw and then taking it to a drum sander to shape it. Well, for my birthday I bought myself a nice bench top lathe and figured I would give turning rings and other jewelry a go. Never having used a lathe before, this has been a bit of a learning process, but one that I absolutely love.
I’ve been using olivewood, cocobolo, wenge, black walnut, and paduak. I started using a BLO and wax finish, but have started playing with blo+CA finish that some pen turners use. The results are nice so far, but I’m going to have to go buy some disposable gloves once my fingers become unstuck. Piece of advice – CA glue + paduak sawdust looks like dried blood on your fingers!
Let me know what you think… My sweetheart seems to think they’re turning out well, and her friends all want one. My next step is to try to bend a lining into the ring. Advice or suggestions on that would also be appreciated.