Zebrawood Jewlery

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Project by buder posted 05-15-2014 02:07 PM 1384 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is some zebrawood jewelry I made for my wife a little bit ago. The inspiration came from an older ‘Woodworking for Mere Mortals’ video by Steve Ramsey.

Easy project to do and it has become one of my wife’s favorite sets of jewelry. The only difficult part is that the wood was prone to splitting so that even being careful i broke 2-4 pieces.

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 02:39 PM

Great looking work!!!
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 03:33 PM

I made that awhile ago too, i used sapele and maple, fun projec.
Yours looks really nice, I myself have never had the joy of working with zebra wood, what’s it like?
again nice job :)

-- Anthony--

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#3 posted 05-15-2014 03:42 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Zebrawood seems brittle at the thickness i was dealing with. I don’t remember the exact thickness but somewhere around 1/8. I had to be rather gentle with it after a few split along the grain. Even being gentle I had some that split while i was carefully drilling the small holes. I would(and will) use it again just because I really like the way it looks but I would plan on making a few extra pieces just in case.

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 06:58 PM

Looks well made.

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 03:17 AM

Great looking pieces

-- Norman

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 04:35 AM

Also looks like Dagne’s bracelet from Atlas Shrugged.

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 03:57 PM

Very nice. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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