|Project by lumberjoe||posted 04-28-2013 01:53 PM||835 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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.