|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-15-2011 08:19 PM||1366 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
While at the Lumberjocks group meeting at Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte, Mi, I bought a 7/8” thick piece of Leapardwood at a cost of about $18 a board foot. It has a neat spotted pattern on the face of the board.
I figured I could get 10 bracelets out of it. I saved the center pieces and laminated them together and then I laminated 4 – 7/8 Square pieces together to get one bracelet with the spotted pattern on the outer diameter of the bracelet. It is the one on the right. The rest of them have end grain on the OD. I was able to get 3 bracelets, a refrigerator magnet and a wine bottle stopper out of it so far. Here they are in a few shots from the workshop.
The last shot is the side of the thin refrigerator magnet with a 5/8” dia. reddish cabochon glued in the top. I don’t know what kind of stone it is. I had to put the stone in there to cover the screw hole used to mount the magnet.It came out looking like a flying saucer!! I’ll bet I can sell it in Roswell,NM.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!