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"Torque" Bracelet, Frank Gehry Design.

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Project by Francisco Luna posted 1916 days ago 4664 views 13 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bracelet based on the TORQUE+ collection by Frank Gehry for Tiffany & Co.
I found an interesting turning blank at my local Woodcraft with the name “Guayacan”, very dense and heavy wood, similar to Lignum Vitae. Extraordinary wood to work with, nice color and smell.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright





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Patrick Oughton

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#1 posted 1916 days ago

nice job

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1916 days ago

A wonderful bracelet with a unique shape and a lovely wife. It’s fun to make things for the ones we love.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Rj

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#3 posted 1916 days ago

Thats gorgeous!! I really love it, the style and wood is just beautiful and so is your wife it looks great on her.
Great Job!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Junji

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#4 posted 1916 days ago

Beautiful bracelet for your beautiful wife. She looks really happy and I can imagine how you are happy to see that.
The design is also beautiful.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#5 posted 1916 days ago

very cool, love the shape.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 1916 days ago

You picked a beautiful piece of wood for that project. Really cool idea, great job.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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PurpLev

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#7 posted 1916 days ago

pretty…. and the bracelet is nice too ;o)

thats a beautiful grain pattern and color – is that the original color? or the finish brought it up? what did you finish it with?

was this carved with chisels ? I’m curious how you’d get that clean simetrical look

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Francisco Luna

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#8 posted 1916 days ago

thanks for the comments guys…

Sharon, the color is a kind of green (see picture), very very similar to Lignum vitae but with the finish, -raw refined Linseed Oil (Windsor and Newton)- the color got more brown…..

It was interesting because I had the same idea -carving- before starting, I even bought a PFEIL gouge with that in mind…..but everything was shaped with saws, coarse files and, for the last stage, card scrapers. the interior was shaped with a metal saw (yes a metal saw!) placing the blade trough.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#9 posted 1915 days ago

Gorgeous wood, nice bracelet.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Maxx

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#10 posted 1915 days ago

Wow – that’s a stunning bracelet. And it looks great on her wrist – very nice!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 1914 days ago

Thanks for the insights…. that’s fantastic. never thought of a metal saw to get the bulk out from the inside…make sense though. beautiful piece!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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ChuckM

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#12 posted 1913 days ago

Nice art work. Wonder how it was made – turned and hollowed by hand with chisels? Any pix on the making process?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Francisco Luna

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#13 posted 1913 days ago

Chuck,
Thanks for your comment.
Unfortunatelly did not take pictures during the process, but I’ll bestarting a second one soon, so I’ll be sahring some pics about the process. everything is by hand except for using a Hole Saw to make the center hole.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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alana

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#14 posted 1812 days ago

any chance you would make this again and sell it? ;)

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Francisco Luna

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#15 posted 1812 days ago

I recently got another “cocobolo” blank…..but not sure about having some time to start a new “Torque”.........:)

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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