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Project by cajunpen posted 353 days ago 637 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been trying to improve my turning skills. I turned this Walnut/Maple Bangle, and my wife claimed it. It actually turned out better than I expected – although far from perfect. My first two attempts were epic failures. On the first two attempts I turned through the end grain, which meant that when I turned it around and tried to chuck it up, the grain was running across the bangle and it split when I added a little pressure from the chuck in expansion mode. I assume that, since the 3rd attempt worked, that you have to cut through the long grain (grain runs around the bangle). Does this make sense to anyone?

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 353 days ago

Sure does, and if the two laminated pieces of wood grains are oriented at 90 degrees to one another they should be very strong indeed.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 353 days ago

Nice piece of jewelry.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 353 days ago

Well done, Bill. When the Mrs. claims your projects, you know you’re doing well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 353 days ago

Nice looking bangle Bill, have you tried making one on your Ringmaster?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 353 days ago

Nicely done Bill…! Charlie took the mouth right out of my words.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 353 days ago

Charlie and Greg – it must be correct, I’ve probably made 100-200 projects over the years and she has only “claimed” two or three. Makes me feel good.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Roger

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#7 posted 352 days ago

Really nice piece o jewelry

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 349 days ago

It’s pretty, like the wood combination and the great finish. Great job!

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KOVA

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#9 posted 349 days ago

FINA PIEZA DE ARTE EN MADERA CON UNA EXCELENTE COMBINACIÓN
DE MADERAS!!!!!! GENIO BILL :-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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