|Project by scrappy||posted 06-23-2009 05:38 AM||5006 views||15 times favorited||19 comments|
Hee is a bracelet that I made for my wife. I decided to do a blog on makeing wood hinges and it turned into More then just a blog. I was wondering if I could make a double hinge and hook them all together to make a circle for a bracelet. Decided to give it a try. Here goes.
First picture is the completed bracelet. ( once she got it on, she won’t take it off for pictures )haha
Second pic is part of the crate it came from. I am hoping someone (rosewood) might be able to identify the wood. The crate is from my work. We get windows in it. It and the widows are marked ”Made in Indonisia”
Third pic is of wood after resawing and planing to 1/4 inch thick. I then cut into strips 3/4 inch wide. (this has to be VERY precise)
Forth pic is of the holder jig I made to keep the strips/small pieces in place when cutting. ( WAY too close to the bit to hold them) Safety First!
Fifth pic is piece cut to length ( 1 inch) and second end cut.
Last pic is pieces re-assembled ready for pivot pin holes to be drilled.
All that is left is to drill pin holes, Sand, Finnish, and re-assemble. ( will do a step by step of the entire proccess in a blog if anyone would like to see it. Please let me know.)
Used my Box Joint Jig to make joints that are only 3 legs wide. Made all pieces the same. 2 legs on one end and 1 leg on the other. LOTS OF SANDING! Connected all together. Added clasp. Finnish to your likeing.
With the little jig I made for holding the pieces this was fairly straight forward to do. If you can make a box joint you can do this.
The “Box Joint Jig” came from watching the video’s in the router work shop on this link.
The Wood Working Channel Video Library http://www.woodworkingchannel.com/dolphin/videgovideolibrary.php
It is a easy design to duplicate and will come in very handy for many projects. ( tested by makeing a box joint then got distracted with this post) haha
Please leave all comments and critiques, good or bad. Am allways looking to improve and expand my knowledge so feed back is apretiated.
Thank you for looking.
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