|Project by JR_Dog||posted 04-04-2013 01:30 AM||2963 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything so I thought I’d show you all what I’ve been working on lately. I’ve ventured into the world of turning and love it. I have been communicating with Eric Goertz (TheBangleGuy) over the past few weeks and at the same time purchasing the necessary tools to make this Bangle. If any of you have worked with Eric you’ll know what I’m talking about, or if you haven’t you’re missing out. He’s a top notch guy with a great product(s), his instructional vids and information on his web site www.bangleguy.com are very informative and helpful and he’s willing to help you though any aspect of building these.
I have been turning for about 3 weeks now on a mini lathe with a Teknitool SuperNova2 chuck and this is my first accomplishment. Did I make mistakes… ABSOLUTELY… but sticking to it and practicing large amounts of patience resulted in a beautiful piece of jewelry. I intend on continuing down this road and hopefully will have more to post soon.
This is a size 7.5 Copper Core/Insert with a stabilized Tamarisk or (Salt Cedar) burl wood blank; both purchased from TheBangleGuy.
*I also wanted to give a shout out to Capt. Eddie Castelin since without the carbide cutters I purchase from him I doubt I would have been able to make this as nice as it is the first time around – he’s another real nice and helpful guy to work with – Thanks Capt.! (www.eddiecastelin.com).
Hope you all are doing well… and oh by the way for all those LumberJocks out there that I haven’t commented on projects for, both buddies and those I don’t know, let me just tell you the caliber of work on this web site is amazing. I spend most of my time with my jaw dropped in awe of what you all are creating. Having said that I make this entry humbly and hopefully worthy to post next to the stellar projects I see everyday.