Some segmented turinings

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Project by lumberjoe posted 04-28-2013 01:53 PM 820 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to get a little creative with materials in some recent turnings. I had some scraps of acrylic that really weren’t large enough for anything. I cut everything on my table saw using a small parts sled. I also used a 7 1/4” blade to conserve material since the acrylic pieces were really small. Sanding and finishing wood and acrylic together was a big challenge since the process is completely different for both. I think they came out pretty nice.

The first is a bottle opener with purple acrylic and walnut. I noticed that acrylic and wood don’t really bond well together, so I put some thin strips of aluminum (soda can) in between. Scoring up the surface of the aluminum worked well.

The second is walnut with a black and white swirl acrylic accents.

I also turned a few razors. The first two are Padauk and maple, the last is maple and black swirl acrylic.


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#1 posted 04-28-2013 02:07 PM

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 -

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#2 posted 04-28-2013 05:32 PM

MY Goodness are those ever BEAUTIFUL!!!! You’ve really stepped out of the box on your turning work. If the had degrees of ability in woodturning and finishing you’d be MASTER.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 04-28-2013 05:41 PM

Excellent result on all of these. The wood and acrylic look really good together. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 04-29-2013 03:20 PM

Very Well done!!!

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#5 posted 05-01-2013 03:30 PM

Wonderful and attractive handles! Like the colors, shapes and segments. Great gift ideas!

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