|Project by JR_Dog||posted 06-20-2013 03:41 AM||1240 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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:
Thank you for looking!