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Turned wooden braclets

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Project by rockmolsen posted 10-13-2014 10:08 PM 1138 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are pretty easy to make – I glue up different woods about 3” sq. , when dry I use a 2 1/4” hole saw on the drill press to rough out the center, then rough the outside circle on the band saw. I use some “Elmers Clamp tape” (it only sticks to itself) on the jaws then place the blank on my Nova 4 jaw chuck and expand on the inside. I can adjust the diameters then on the lathe, sizes vary from small 2 1/4”, medium 2 1/2” and large 2 3/4”. I cut the inside 1/2 and shape the outside then flip it over and repeat. Sand and finish. I either use a spray lacquer or wax. Medium density CA glue and some turquoise powder was used for the inlay and some hobby wire to burn the groves. Woods used are zebra, cherry, walnut, oak and thin plywood.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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Peter Brown

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 11:20 PM

Those came out great! Are you going to enter any into Bangle Bowl?

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 12:25 AM

I don’t know about Bangle Bowl?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 09:11 AM

Nice work. The one on the left is particularly eye-catching.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 07:59 PM



I don t know about Bangle Bowl?

- rockmolsen

Oh! Here’s a link: http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/bangle-contest/

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 11:37 PM

Those are great. I just got my first lathe but have not yet purchased a chuck. I like these and I am sure your ost will be the inspiration for some of my first turning projects. :)

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 05:09 PM

It’s a great use of scrap material and everyone seems to like them. I like the Nova 4 jaw chuck. I’m in the process of making my own vacuum chuck, in the hunt reasonable used vacuum pump
I’m partial to anything Zebrawood, I’m almost out and the prices /BF is $$$

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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