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Bracelet of walnut

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 11-26-2014 03:16 AM 946 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bracelet of walnut.

-- Aaron





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skogie1

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#1 posted 11-26-2014 04:52 AM

Cool. I like it. How did you do it?

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Thewoodman2000

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#2 posted 11-26-2014 01:12 PM

Very cool!
Are you having any problems with the end grain wanting to break?

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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AaronSKuehn

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#3 posted 11-27-2014 01:54 AM

@skogie1: Thank you! I start with a piece of wood that’s roughly square and about 3/4” thick. I then use a Forstner bit of whatever diameter the lady prefers (in this case 3”) and bore a hole through the center of the square. I then use my four-jaw chuck to mount it in the lathe and do the shaping and sanding there. I use a commercial butcher block finish (a combination of wax and mineral oil) as a finish. I apply the finish with a paper towel while the piece spins on the lathe and give it a good burnish. I use this finish because others I’ve used have bothered the skin. From start to finish it takes me about 30 minutes.

-- Aaron

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AaronSKuehn

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#4 posted 11-27-2014 01:55 AM

@Thewoodman2000: Thank you! I have had a couple of bracelets with grain problems, but it’s very rare. I’ve broken more by getting catches than from funky grain direction.

-- Aaron

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#5 posted 11-28-2014 04:44 AM

Very nice indeed Aaron! Well done! Thanks for Posting.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#6 posted 11-28-2014 05:23 AM

Very nice work,beautiful wood and fine workmanship.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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