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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    39.92*N x 86.01*W


    Not truly turnings.....done without a lathe.

    I made the blanks, then stuffed them on an expanding sanding spindle & chucked them into my drill press. All the shaping & finishing work was done with files & sandpaper.

    Many Rings!


    Walnut & Aspen Sandwich, with colored pencil Inlay. NOT happy with the results of the epoxy, going to try a different approach on a second one.


    Purpleheart & Aspen Sandwich:

    Colored Pencils:


    Walnut with Guitar String Inlay - again, the epoxy looks gimpy, trying a different approach:

    Walnut blank, shaped & polished, awaiting inlay of guitar string - epoxy only in bottom of grove:

    All this done on a benchtop drill press, primarily with nothing but sandpaper. Most sanded to 2000 grit. Finished while spinning with a wipe-on poly.

    Yes, Kids, I am beginning to be Jonesing for a mini-Lathe.

    -Kevin in Indy
    "Heroic? He fell off his bloody Aeroplane!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Not too shabby for drill press work, Kevin. They came out looking good.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Many, many, years ago I read a science fiction story. The only thing I remember about it was that the gal could tell the guy was rich. He was wearing a wooden ring; not only that, it was walnut.

    Therefore I deduce that you must be a multi-billionaire.

    I enjoyed the pics. It is really neat to be able to produce things like your rings.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    now you just need alot of fingers to fit them
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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