Winged ring boxes

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Project by Bob Collins posted 02-27-2013 11:31 PM 1047 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some fun projects with the end object of getting three wings up and one down as in picture 1 and 2.
I learnt another lesson while doing these, “always check the distance between the wings and tool rest before turning the lathe on”, I checked one of these with the lathe doing 500rpm and caught the left hand little finger between a wing and the tool rest, ended up with compound fracture and micro surgery and now I can’t play the piano anymore. Joke.
Also good idea to make a mark on the tool rest where the wings will be turning.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 12:58 AM

Very cool boxes, Bob!!
So these are to boxes that caught your finger!! I can see how you might have set the rest too close….....jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 02:15 AM

Some real; nice projects there Bob, challenge now is… 2 up & 2 down :)) but watch thoese fingers coz we dont want you making excuses :::))).
Hey what did you dimple the cover shot with ?
cheers mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 03:43 AM

G’day Pete, challenge accepted and no excuses. For the dimples I used the dremel and a small round carbide burr and then lime wax and copper paint. Are Australian manta rays the same as New Zealand ones?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 12:24 PM

Great look’in boxes Bob!! Check and double check….... I have had close calls but I can still play the piano ;)

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 05:41 PM

Very creative. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 05:42 PM

A really unique and interesting turning Bob. Sorry about your accident and injury. It could have been a lot worse though. You might have damaged the lathe.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 09:39 PM

hi very nice bit of turning i like the design volley box


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#8 posted 03-01-2013 03:38 PM

Beautiful and classy ring boxes. Wonderful and interesting design and will surely make great gift ideas.

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#9 posted 03-02-2013 11:01 AM

Accidents could always happen, but yours looked it was very serious, although, the square boxes look very nice.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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