Bracelets ( and stuff!)

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Project by jamsie posted 11-26-2010 11:05 PM 1665 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few bracelets I made for practice. I made the fruit bowl from an ash blank I found, and the apples and pears were made from scrap!
I turned the natural edge bowl from a split branch, you can probably see there is two circles in it.
But the split is nice.
Hope you enjoy!

-- Jamsie

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#1 posted 11-27-2010 12:48 AM

How did you do the inlay on the bracelets?

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN

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#2 posted 11-27-2010 12:50 AM

Nice work!

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#3 posted 11-27-2010 03:41 AM

looking great

-- Norman

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#4 posted 11-27-2010 04:38 AM

Great looking pieces.
I cant even choose a favorite!

-- Theresa,

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#5 posted 11-27-2010 02:16 PM

Very nice turnings. Love the fruit bowl.

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#6 posted 11-27-2010 02:41 PM

Jamsie, those are wonderful and will make great gifts.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-27-2010 06:27 PM

Hi Bues0022,
I just sandwiched the inlay (I don’t know what wood it is! Probably ash) between the two layers of mahogany, glued it with super-glue, and turned away! I don’t know if the glueing will last, but it’s only practice!

Heeluvawreck, These are for sale!

Thanks for all the comments!!

-- Jamsie

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#8 posted 11-30-2010 12:23 AM

hi great bit of turning love the bowl and the fruit looks so real

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#9 posted 12-27-2010 10:50 PM

Hi Jim. Those are some beautiful bracelets. This post really got me interested into doing something different in Az this year. I’m trying to learn all I can so I have some questions.
What sizes ( I.D) do you make for bracelets?
How did you sandwich in the dark wood without it showing on the inside?
I thought the inlays were burned in grooves untill I read all the comments.
Thanks for sharing and sparking a new intereest for me!!!!!!!!!!!........Jim

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

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#10 posted 12-28-2010 03:32 PM

hi Jim,
I used my wife’s arm to get the size for the inside!
It was about 2 1/2”, and I made the bracelets for that. but on showing the bracelets to other people, we found that other people couldn’t get the bracelets on!
So I made a few more, starting at about 2 5/8”, going to 2 3/4”, 3”.
I found that 3” was a bit too big, they (the bracelets) fell off.
It all depends on the size of your subject! (Wife, girlfriend, buyers!)
The inlay does show on the inside! Maybe you can’t see it in the photo.
But have fun making them, and make a few of them with a different I.D.

Keep the faith!

-- Jamsie

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#11 posted 03-14-2011 04:21 AM

Those are beautiful pieces of work. My BF made me a ring out of walnut and it is so if I can get him to make the bracelets:) So the white bracelet is what type wood?

-- If you don't try you will never know if you can!

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#12 posted 03-17-2011 12:40 PM

I think it’s japanese pine, but I’m in Portugal at the moment, so I can’t say for sure.

-- Jamsie

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#13 posted 06-08-2011 09:34 PM

Jamsie – I’ve just been looking (lurking haha) around your home page and I wanted to say that the turnings on this post are brilliant. I particularly like the pear in pic 3. The grain came out in fine style.
Also pic 4 is a major wow. Beautiful piece.

Thanks for posting them.

Rgds etc. Murch.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#14 posted 06-08-2011 10:05 PM

Those are very attractive. Very nice practice work!


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