|Project by derosa||posted 01-29-2013 03:07 PM||1615 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I felt inspired by this month’s contest; I’ve been wanting to make something for my wife while I’ve also been wanting to dabble in segmented turning and this is the result. This was sized to fit the same finger as the gold ring in the last picture. The center of the ring is from an ebony pen blank, it wasn’t possible to see through the wax till I was cutting but there are brown streaks through the ebony that are similar in color to the walnut. The walnut was salvaged from a pallet board; I’d assumed the board was poplar from the brown streak among white wood, turned out the board was 3/4 sap. What remained looks like a tiger eye stone with streaks of golden yellow in the brown.
Each strip of wood is made of 8 segments giving the whole piece 24 segments total. This was the second attempt to make one, the first involved trying to drill the hole on the drill press with a spring clamp holding it in place. At this time I don’t know if that attempt is still in one piece or where one of the clamp pads are. To make the hole I mounted a piece of wood to a faceplate, turned a hole in it that the ring could be wedged into and turned the center hole as well. Finish is CA glue which has been polished making good pics really hard.
3 different cameras were used to take the pics and these were the best of them.
edit:managed to find my 10 year old digital that was terrible at everything but closeups. All new pics except the last one.
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