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    Default Unusual project

    Recently a woman asked me if I could shape a "stone" for a ring. She had been traveling in Scotland and found someone who had made jewelry from heather. The heather was dyed and held together with epoxy. She had a ring to mount the "stone" in. I was able to model a shape for the "stone" in Aspire. I cut a sample in maple first and then the heather "stone".

    Phil
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    Neat Phil!
    Did you hold material with carpet tape?
    Wish all "stones" were the hardness of epoxy
    Good job!
    scott
    Scott Plaisted
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    That is cool, Phil! I am in process of designing some jewelry items myself...but, I had not thought of the heather "stone". I did watch a "How It's Made" program that showed how they make the heather/epoxy "stone" and was intrigued by it. Forgot all about that until your post.

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    Not all projects have to be BIG to be impressive! Very cool
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    Nice, what did you use to buff it out after machining?

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    Scott, I added two wood strips to the edges with glue for clamping and I also used carpet tape so I could cut all the way through the material.

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