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Project by HandsOgold posted 06-19-2007 06:00 AM 1925 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When in Ny last I saw a woman’s pendant made out of laminated woods. This i can do too I thinks to myself(and at less than the 40 buck ticket at that) I laminated some and sliced in such ways that each one was different, and gave em all away. i then found some site selling ear wires and the earsOgold earring was born. Again each pair is different and i dont repeat the same laminations twice. i usually get 6-8 pieces from each workup. The earrings contain maple, cumaru, purpleheart, Gaboon ebony and canarywood. The pendant has paduak as well. They are 1 1/2 inches high and 1/4- 1/3 inch wide, and finished with spray laquer.
Please see enlargements for true perspective

-- Dan

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#1 posted 06-19-2007 06:06 AM

Great display of earrings, Do you still make them?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 06-19-2007 07:16 AM

Do I? Karson, as soon as the laquer dries, they are heading to long island NY as a belated Bday present to a former student ive kept in touch with. Would your speciallady appreciate a pair? a private email and they are on the way.

-- Dan

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#3 posted 06-19-2007 08:27 AM

Nice combination of woods.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 06-19-2007 09:59 AM

They are nice.
We have a member of the guild, Ted Baldwin,l who does a lot of htis type of work.

What is really special, and difficult, and most important, is how to safely cut them. Ted has a series of jigs he uses to cut the pieces. He only gives out the secret if you take one of his classes. How do you safely cut such small pieces?

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 06-19-2007 12:08 PM

Pretty neet….......HandsOgold….....what are the rough dimensions….height/width at the bottom.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 06-20-2007 03:09 PM

I love this project, a great gift project. If this is original, you might consider putting a copywrite comment on your posting. Somebody will try to sell your idea as their own.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 06-24-2007 07:20 PM

A great idea. I am looking forward to Os putting this on the lathe and turning out a few sets.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 06-24-2007 07:43 PM

Great project!!

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#9 posted 05-14-2008 07:20 PM

Looks great! I have a box of exotic ends here that have been begging for some time to made into jewelry.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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