Wood drill press bracelets

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Project by Sandon posted 07-08-2016 01:54 AM 636 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife likes wood bracelets and asked me to make her some. Saw these in a wood magazine and made them. She mailed about 4 of them to friend and kept 3.

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#1 posted 07-08-2016 12:06 PM

I like these. Can you provide more info on the drill press process?

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#2 posted 07-08-2016 10:15 PM

I followed the directions in the Wood magazine from January 2016. Glue five quarter inch pieces on a carrier board, I did a set of four on each carrier boas of favorite hardwood. Use hole saws of like 3 1/4 And 2 7/8, check your wife, daughter hand wrist. Sand heavily, finish. Some have used CA glue for finish. All I got with ca glue was a mess. Fairly easy project except if you old drill press breaks. And if your drill peer breaks, just fix it. I Also drilled smaller sizes out of same blanks to make napkin holders and wooden finger

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 02:41 PM

These are nice.

If you used just regular CA super glue from the hardware store that might be the problem. It probably sets too quickly to get a nice finish. I’ve used the CA finish designed for wood turning both on the lathe and also just applying by hand on a wood beer mug handle and was able to get a nice smooth finish. To get a really smooth finish, you should apply multiple coats, sanding to at least 400 grit between each one and then use the polishing compound also sold for CA finishes. The polishing compound really makes it pop.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4 posted 07-11-2016 06:22 PM

Lazyman Thank you, I will try that.

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