Hello folks as you know I have just gotten myself into turning. Yes I have found it a bit addictive. There is a great bit of satisfaction to starting and finishing a project in a short time. That was one of the main reasons I like hand tools so much was there was very little setup time.
Well I have been turning out Christmas presents and I believe I have finished with that process. In the video you will see my method of turning bangles. I also show some carver mallets I made.
I have purchased the Tormek 185 jig and is great. I have a Captain Eddie homemade Blackhawk jig for my grinder. This is wonderful for roughing out the grind shape I want but I was in need to get a finer edge. The Tormek jig is spot one and if you have gouges of any kind I do recommend it.
The bracelets are made from sweet gum and cherry. I ripped two boards down and glued the flat surfaces together. I then cut them into circles and used the lathe to get them flat. Glued them to a waste block that was used as a jam chuck after they were formed. This worked well for me as I was only making two. It would not work well if you were going to mass produce them. Keep in mind this is my first set so there was a bit of a learning curve.
I will be getting off in a week for the holidays and have a few projects due that I have promised to do. I will be firing the forge up and doing a bit of smithing. So hang on and bear with me. More to come…….