Wooden Bracelets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-18-2011 07:44 PM 1533 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of wood bracelets that I made on my mini lathe in Az. the first one is Osage Orange and there were a pair of them but one was sent to my mother and the other one was sold recently at tour RV park show in Casa Grande,Az.
The second one is from Arizona willow. I hope that one does not crack like the egg cup made from the other half of the log.That is shown in the 3rd and 4th pictures.

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

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Cliff De Witt

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 10:09 PM


Like the bracelets.

SWMBO must want something like this, ever since I got the lathe I keep finding books on “Turning Wooden Jewelery” in with my reading matter.

I just stink at spindle work and can not get the bracelet bead balanced, I need to spend a weekend practicing, that.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 11:32 PM

Beautiful bracelets. Guess I should make one for my wife. I bet yours love them huh?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 12:02 AM

Those bracelets are beautiful this I have also to try when I feel more confident on the lathe, my beloved Caroline would be so happy.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 02:14 AM

Excellent workmanship.

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

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 02:39 AM

epoxy dyed black would fill that crack marvelously and save the piece for eternity

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 03:24 AM

Another job well done Jim, I like to make bracelets too! I bet you wife and mother really like theirs.

thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 03:43 AM

WOW!!!!! Beautiful work!!!!

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#8 posted 01-19-2011 03:51 AM

Nice pieces.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 01-20-2011 04:35 AM

Hey Chuck, my wife does not wear bracelets so I sell the ones I don’t give away as presents.

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

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