Walnut and ??? Bracelet

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Project by Seeharlez posted 08-17-2010 05:27 AM 1978 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bracelet I made for my girlfriend (late B-day present…). The outer wood is Black Walnut but I really don’t know what the middle wood is. I bought a few boards on craigslist not even knowing what they were (aside from cheap!) and after sanding and oiling this beatiful grain appeared! I had no idea. The grain on the middle section is oriented 90 degrees from the outsides for strength.

Does anyone know what type of wood this is?
The true color is closer to the 3rd picture. The other 3 appear more orange because of the flash.

Thanks for your comments and feedback!


-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 05:29 AM

Kind of looks like sapele…

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 05:38 AM

My first impression was red oak.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 05:44 AM

I agree… after looking at the last picture. I really should know, look at all the red oak in my warehouse!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 08-17-2010 06:10 AM

looks like red oak to me also. Nice job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 12:40 PM

I going with red oak as well – I have seen that very grain pattern a bunch and it was all on red oak.

Great bracelet!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 02:24 PM

Nice bracelet. What is the size of it inside and outside and height?
It looks like it might be oak in the darker picture, but the close open pores in the other shots looks like it is in the teak/mahogany family but I can’t say what without seeing a flat board

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

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 05:32 PM

Well you guys almost have me convinced… but it’s seems strange because I have some red oak in the shop and I have this board and they don’t seem the same. So I’m going to plane down the flat surface of the board to get a better look at it and I will post a pic for the experts here to judge.

The size; I don’t have it handy to measure but those bands are about 3/8” to 7/16” wide, the ID is a little over 2” square (rounded corners) and OD about 2.75-3”

Thanks for the feedback!

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 09:04 PM

Great looking piece!
I don’t have a clue what the wood is….But it is beautiful!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 08-17-2010 09:06 PM

very nice bracelet, the walnut and oak work nicely together.

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#10 posted 10-24-2010 04:00 PM

the lighter outside looks like mahogany? (pictures 1 and 3). And the 3rd pict looks walnut is the outside wood…’

either way they all look nice…assuming you turned these on a lathe…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 10-24-2010 04:04 PM

It looks like some kind of oak to me, too. I couldn’t say red, white, or otherwise.
It makes a very pretty bracelet, though. I’ll bet your girlfriend is happy with it.

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