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Bangle - African Blackwood over Stainless Steel - Size 8

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Project by JR_Dog posted 06-20-2013 03:41 AM 803 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest Bangle – The African Blackwood – The process I usually go through is to cut the wood blank with my Bosch carbide hole saw’s (First 3.75, then 2.25), then it goes into a toaster oven for up to a day depending on wood moisture content, then once dry it get’s put into a vacuum chamber which uses Resin to stabilize for a few hours, then back in the toaster oven to cure the resin. After that I’m ready to size the inner diameter and the width to fit the metal core, then I glue it up using a flexible adhesive I let it cure for 12 hours, Then back on the lathe to shape the crown and after some clean up of the adhesive a CA finish gets applied followed by EEE and Shelawax for final buffing, then I use a de-burring wheel attached to my cordless drill to polish/brush the inner metal, and finally a coat of Renaissance Wax, let dry and polish with a clean cloth. But for this one I only had to bake the Blackwood since it’s so dense it does not need stabilization in the vacuum chamber. I love building these. Check out my others all in one place on my Etsy Page:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OfWoodAndVineDesigns

Thank you for looking!





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#1 posted 06-20-2013 02:58 PM

Hey JR the is a real beauty great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 03:02 PM

Thank you Jim, that means a lot coming from you!

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 04:12 PM

great piece, nice presentation!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-20-2013 04:20 PM

Thank you Doc!

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 04:25 PM

Think you have a niche. Hope it does good by you! :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 06-20-2013 04:29 PM

Thank you Doc, I’ll be building a Cholla Cactus cast in Allumilite Resin Bangle within the next week and a few Rings also. I’ll be sure to post those when I’m finished.

Hav’n fun!

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