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Project by JustAGirl posted 05-23-2011 06:32 PM 2118 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love bangles! Can you tell? Actually, I love exotic wood. Every time I get a new exotic wood, I make a new bangle! These are from Rosewood, Padauk, Brazilian Cherry, Wenge, Canary, Bloodwood, Sapele Mahogany, Walnut, Leopard Wood, Bubinga, Spalted Maple, and even barnwood!

-- Just A Girl

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#1 posted 05-23-2011 08:29 PM

wow, those are really nice. I never realized that wood could be worn as jewelry.
(course, I’m a guy, so I never gave it much thought)
good job.
How do you sand and finish something like that?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 05-23-2011 09:34 PM

Nice !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 05-23-2011 10:41 PM

Those are eye catching. The hex nut would be my favorite, but the wavy side ones ae cool too.

Are you turning them first and then cutting the outside? Scroll saw?

What kind of finish do you use for wearing next to your skin?


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#4 posted 05-24-2011 02:59 AM

I would definately like to know what sort of finish you use. I have thought of trying my hand at a few items like that but wasn’t sure on the finish.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 03:07 AM

Pretty bangles !

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 03:25 AM

Very nice! I think I will need to try some of these for my wife.
How do you like your 17” Grizzly?
My wife got me the Polar bear series for my Birthday this year. I love it!

-- Chuck

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 05:48 AM

Nice work!! Welcome to LJ ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 05-26-2011 05:51 AM

First I’ll say I love my 17” Grizzly bandsaw. It is the Polar Bear series also. I use the Timberwolf blades and really like them.
The initial shape of the bangle is cut on the bandsaw, the inner circle is cut on the scroll saw. I use my osculating spindle sander on the inside and the rest is hand sanded…...and hand sanded…...and hand sanded.
The finish is a satin water based polycrylic. I’d like to try a wax on them but haven’t decided which one to try. Any suggestions would be appreciated 8)

-- Just A Girl

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 05:56 AM

Looks like

a bangle tree

very cool


nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 06-18-2011 01:22 AM

Very nice bangles. Do you sell them? have you turned any on a lathe?
I have a grizzly 14” ultimate band saw and I use it every day. I love it!!

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

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