|Project by Peter Brown||posted 10-13-2014 05:24 PM||2743 views||16 times favorited||20 comments|
Thought not made from wood. It was made with all my standard woodworking tools. These wires are from a 25 pair telephone cable that was discarded at the office. It just didn’t seem right to toss them!
Out of the mold
I poured 15 ounces of epoxy into a mold with the cables. Here is the next day.
Drilling the inside diameter
At the drill press I bored a large hole for the inside of the bracelet. (2 5/8”)
Taking off the corners makes for faster work on the lathe.
After rough turning, it’s all about the sanding
After a quick turning to a smooth cylinder, I started sanding it… and sanding it…
I wet sanded up to 400grit then switched to my high grit polishing pads. 1200 grit to 12000 grit! It’s a long process!
The outside completed
I still had to sand the inside… but I did that by hand. It took an hour or so.
I love the look with the wires and exposed cooper! Thanks for looking!
-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters