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Forum topic by quvia posted 02-04-2014 11:56 PM 771 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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quvia

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02-04-2014 11:56 PM

I am plating around with making bent wood rings and would like to inlay turquoise powder into the cente4r like the experts do. I dont have a small lathe but I do have a cheap dremel tool. Is that the choice tool to use. I have never inlayed anythig and have searched the web but can only find big projects. I have made a few rings to practice on. Dont worry about giving up your secrets, I wont be a seller. Just playing around.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.


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#1 posted 02-07-2014 03:30 PM

Try this, make a thinner ring, cut it in half, glue a larger strip to the inside of the two halves so there is a space between the two halves. Using a tape, partially cover the ring, fill the gap with gems and apply crazy glue.
Good luck

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 05:39 PM

Thank for the advice. I ended up making a jig for the big lathe so I could mount the ring on it for groving out and sanding.It worked out OK but there has to be another way. Still room for improvement.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 12:20 PM

I am interested in this also. I haven’t made any bent wood rings and thought the lathe method was a possibility. I saw one place where two thin strips were wrapped to form the groove, but didn’t think I could do that. I hope someone provides other methods for this.

-- Bill R

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 01:57 PM

I made a few rings and am having luck at putting them on a tapered wood dowel on the lathe and then turning a groove for the inlay. It also assists in the sanding process by putting sand paper on the end of the dowel for the inside of the ring.still trying new things out and would like to hear from the pro’s on this forum.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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