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Thin Accent Material

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Roger Domina, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Roger Domina

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    I'm looking for ideas associated with different materials to use as a thin accent in turnings, e.g. thin piece of maple with walnut, etc.. Obviously a thin piece of wood works very well, however I suspect a number of turners have found other solutions, i.e. thin plastic of some kind, etc. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. robo hippy

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    How thin? I know there are a number of veneers you can buy, and probably lots of different species. You can buy 1 1/16 inch thick baltic birch plywood at toy stores that carry stuff for people who make RC airplanes.

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    Are you talking about an inlay accent, or are you thinking of gluing up a block?
     
  4. Roger Domina

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    Thanks - am thinking 1/16, 1/8, in that range. Will keep this in mind. Thanks
     
  5. Roger Domina

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    Am looking for accents to glue up. Thanks
     
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    There are so many things used by turners.

    Turned Wood, corian, resins, pewter, copper, silver, veneers, pvc,.....
     
  7. Roger Domina

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    Thanks, a couple ideas here I had not considered.
     
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    I normally use colored wood veneers to separate contrasting embellishments on yo-yos, for example, this Swiss Pear body and ColorPly lamination:
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    I also use a lot of knife handle scale materials for laminations:
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    But for good looking laminations to work, you have to get the mating surfaces perfectly flat.
     
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  9. Roger Domina

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    This is great Ed. Great ideas, appreciate it.
     
  10. William Rogers

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    Guitar pick material is one I have used in the past. With plastic like materials I use epoxy when making the laminations. You can find in colors with the most poplar being white sandwiched between black.
     
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    Very good idea William. That's the input I'm looking for. Thanks
     
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    Hmm, that makes me think of the plastic pick guard materials used on the electric guitars. Some of the ones on acoustic guitars has that turtle shell type pattern, and a host of others. Not sure how you would glue it up....

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    Bill indicates he uses epoxy to glue it up.
     
  14. William Rogers

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    Well I guess I don’t understand your concern. I have glued plastic to wood many times. With the guitar material you need to rough the sides that will be glued and use epoxy glue. Below is a picture of the material I have used. Bottle stopper with the laminated material.

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  15. robo hippy

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    William, I only glue up wood to wood. Never did any of the other materials....

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  16. Don Wattenhofer

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    Google micro lumber and you will find multiple sources or using your table saw or band saw you can cut your own, but it helps to have a drum sander to clean it up
     

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