Some segmented turinings

  • Advertise with us
Project by lumberjoe posted 04-28-2013 01:53 PM 1410 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.


5 comments so far

View Rick13403's profile


257 posts in 3704 days

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

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 -

View Handtooler's profile


1628 posts in 2332 days

#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

View stefang's profile


16130 posts in 3534 days

#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.

View moke's profile


1265 posts in 2976 days

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

Very Well done!!!

-- Mike

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 2376 days

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

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics