Making More Art from Walnut Wood – Woodworking, Woodturning

Making More Art from Walnut Wood – Woodworking, Woodturning


Those of you that watched my previous walnut
loops video will know that I had a few rings left over. One of them was damaged when it flew off the
lathe. Despite the fact that I glued it back together,
it still had some torn grain. I was not actually finished before it flew
off the lathe. I decided to make a piece out of the three
rings I had left over. I filed and sanded off the inside of the ring
that was not finished. After that, I started gluing the rings back
together. I put it in the vise just to hold it. Then, I aligned the faces of the ring I wanted
to glue together with the top of my bench. I could easily just set the other half-ring
on top, press it down for a minute, then just let it dry. Thankfully, the rings were pretty well balanced. This was an easy glue-up. I am using some painter’s tape to hold this
half-ring in place while the glue dries. The weight of the wood itself would kind of
hold it down. I aligned it with the other piece and let
it dry. I turned it over and glued on the last piece. I noticed a slight gap. I sanded the faces so it lined up better. Once the glue dried, I smoothed the joints
with the rotary tool, then hand-sanded it. It is going to be a free-standing piece, so
I sanded the bottom flat. I finished it with wipe-on varnish. Not a bad recovery. If you made it this far, thanks a lot for
watching. Hopefully, you will come back next time to
Cammie’s Garage.

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