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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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#2 posted 11-26-2014 01:12 PM
Very cool!Are you having any problems with the end grain wanting to break?
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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.
#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.
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#5 posted 11-28-2014 04:44 AM
Very nice indeed Aaron! Well done! Thanks for Posting.
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#6 posted 11-28-2014 05:23 AM
Very nice work,beautiful wood and fine workmanship.
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