Six More Bracelets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-02-2016 03:53 PM 1140 views 4 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are six more mesquite bracelets – all with azurite inlay. That was the end of a very good log! None of them exploded on the mandrel. I added two picture of the mandrel and one of the pieces grooved on it before inlay.
My customer wanted a smaller one than I made last time with the azurite inlay, so these are 2.440” to 2.460”.

They are all finished with EEE and Shellawax

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-02-2016 04:09 PM

Two words Beautiful and talented !!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 08-02-2016 04:24 PM


I like the addition of the extra grooves.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 08-02-2016 04:43 PM

Fabulous women’s wear …........GREAT JOB


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#4 posted 08-02-2016 06:06 PM

Those are really cool. Great gifts.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 08-02-2016 06:59 PM

Fantastic! I need to get my lathe set up again! You have given me new inspiration!!!

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#6 posted 08-02-2016 07:00 PM

Awesome as usual!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 08-02-2016 07:11 PM

Those came out spectacularly Jim.
I’m sure I missed it, but did you do a post on how to do the inlay?

-- Eric, central Florida

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#8 posted 08-02-2016 07:28 PM

I think I see it now! :)

Quite a process! COOL…


Thank you!

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#9 posted 08-02-2016 09:16 PM

Nice job Jim, I like your mandrel it would be a bit firmer than the usual jam chuck arrangement.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 08-02-2016 11:01 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. That is it for projects for a while. I’m giving the elves a vacation!!

Hi Eric, I did not do a blog on the inlay but it is pretty simple. Cut a groove in the piece and then sprinkle in the inlay material and drop thin CA glue on it to secure it. On round things like this, I can only do about 1” at a time so the inlay does not fall out of the groove. I work my way around the piece about 1” at a time until the groove is all filled. I over fill the groove to be sure it cleans up when I finish turn it.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-02-2016 11:29 PM

Wow Jim. These look great. Looks as if you will need more azurite soon.
Did you buy the azurite in Arizona at the same place that sells the man made turquoise?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 08-02-2016 11:43 PM

Very nice Jim, like the inlays, your giving the elves a vacation, I reckon they must be exhausted.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#13 posted 08-02-2016 11:45 PM

I thing you might find making these addictive Jim, a bit like pens. Nice work mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 08-03-2016 12:19 AM

Hi Jim, beautiful bracelets! I have used a product called “Inlace” for similar inlays. It comes in several different colors, and mixes up like epoxy glue. There is also a thickener you can add to it. I can do a ring around a 10” bowl in about 10 minutes, start to finish. Now I need to make some bacelets!

-- No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.

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#15 posted 08-03-2016 01:03 AM

Thanks Dave, Bob. Tony and Dreggy!

Hi Dave, yes this is man made azurite from natural Expression in Gilbert, Az.I am running low and will pick up more next winter. I may try some of the other colors of material they have for different accents.

Hi Bob, those elves need a vacation . I have a big back log of pieces that need to be turned, but it is hot in the barn these days so the elves are going to the lake for a week!.

Hi Dreggy. I have seen Inlace but have not tried it. For years I was looking for an oil based black additive for my 5 minute Harbor Freight epoxy and I had a brain storm and tried spritzing it with black spray paint and it works real good. I’m thinking about trying it with gold or stainless or copper paint to see what effect it gives.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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