Cocobolo and Diamonds

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Project by cmw posted 10-11-2012 02:14 PM 1607 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rings turned on lathe made of Cocobolo and inlaid raw natural uncut rough Diamonds. Finished with medium CA glue.

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Craig Havran

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 03:17 PM

very interesting. did you simply cut a grove, and fill it with diamonds and CA?

how were you able to smooth out the diamonds as your tools wouldn’t be able to turn them.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 03:33 AM

Thanks for the interest Turningheads. I cut a groove in the ring on the lathe just slightly deeper than the diamonds. Put a little elmers glue in the groove it almost dries clear and to give me something to stick the diamonds to witout drying too fast. After putting the diamonds in I rolled the ring on table top to try and get diamonds below surface as much as possible. Then started to fill groove with layers of CA glue. After filling diamonds over with glue to wood surface a couple diamonds were setting a little high. Knocked those down on lathe with a diamond sharpening stone with lathe running. Then finished with six coats of medium CA and a final coat of wax.

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 06:56 AM

Those are nice!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 12:48 PM

Very nice

I know we all talk about how expensive the materials we use are but dang how much do diamonds like that cost?!

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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