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Forum topic by jeffl posted 09-20-2011 06:51 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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jeffl

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09-20-2011 06:51 PM

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I’ve made solid rings that are still intact but I would like to make a laminated ring. I’ve tried once before and could only loosely wind the strip of wood. Does anyone know of a fixture to hold the starting end as you wind it up? Just soak in plain water? Steam? I have 2 daughters, wife, nieces, etc. It would make fun presents if I could figure it out. Jeff

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#1 posted 10-04-2011 01:05 PM

Why not make the end that will be inside the ring wider than the ring – sort of a T or a trumpet shape? Then you can hold the end in place while you wind it. When all is stuck and dried, just cut off the bits that stick out.

Not that I’ve tried this of course, but it is what I would try if I were doing this.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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