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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-20-2011 04:00 AM 1308 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a show to do and I needed a bracelet display rack so I did not have to spread them out all over a table. I wanted it to look better than K mart so I decided to go with a yin / yang style using walnut and box elder. I have thought about this for weeks and made a dozen drawings of different racks that just did not look right.
I have made a couple of oval shaped handles before and thought that might work good for the rack if I could turn two ovals. I laid up all the pieces and this is the result. The ovals are mounted at 30 degrees off the horizontal. I decided that one is each color could be used to highlight different woods better the both the same. It is finished with semi gloss Deft lacquer

I added picture of the rack from 3 angles , full of bracelets ,disassembled and a shot of the cut off ends with the 3 centers I used to make the ovalsl. It worked pretty slick.

This is ready to go for the July show.

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





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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 04:02 AM

Nice concept. My wife makes beaded jewelry. I could see her using something like this to display her work.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 04:03 AM

Very ncie do you think you could make a blog about how to make a bracelet?

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 04:25 AM

From the angle in the first picture it looks like a sail boat. Very nice work!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 04:58 AM

nice to see the concept come to life

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 05:48 AM

Done n dusted Jim you can have a good nights sleep now.
I like the design being functional & space saving as well as simulating tour bracelets hanging on a wrist not just sitting on a table, more 3D ish.
Nice combo of timbers & lovely finish, well done :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 06-20-2011 06:52 AM

Nice display stand Jim, like the use of different woods. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 06-20-2011 08:14 AM

Jim the display stand is very eye-catching and the bracelets look good too. Perhaps you should make some more display stands I think the ladies will want to buy those too.

All the best for the show Jim thanks for sharing another great idea.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#8 posted 06-20-2011 09:23 AM

Jim, I think Cher might be on to it, sorry mate the stands may be as good a value as the bracelets : ))))))))
nice one Cher. (takes a girl to sort us guys out :)))
I love this site ….

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 06-20-2011 12:41 PM

Hi Jim,
That is a wonderful way to display your work, I think they stand out more like this.
I’m impressed by your work on that stand, and now I have to try this three point turning, you and Pete slowly get me hooked into the world of lathes…
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Roger

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#10 posted 06-20-2011 01:29 PM

deee-lux

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#11 posted 06-20-2011 03:51 PM

Jim,

This is an excellent display rack, it is as beautiful as your bracelets. How do your bracelets sell?

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 06-20-2011 03:58 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I wanted to show the ends of the oval turning in case someone else might want to try it.
Cher, Pete- That happens. Sometimes I do get requests for the displays I use and if the price is right, I’ll make them.
Mads,you need to get on a lathe somewhere to give it a go. It will open up a whole new world of woodworking!!
One of my designs had the bracelets in the flat and I think you need the edge out in front to show them well. I thought this looked like a couple of arms wearing them!!

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

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mafe

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#13 posted 06-20-2011 06:57 PM

Jim I have a wonderful lathe. A UK Record http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34805 I use it mostely for handles and stuff like this. So it is most lack of experience and time here.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#14 posted 06-20-2011 10:20 PM

Thats a great looking stand, Jim. Better put a “not for sale” sign on it!!! very nice bracelets too! The Better-half wants me to make her some bracelets, but haven’t dove into it yet. I’m guessing turning the outside on a lathe then drilling a hole??? How big of hole?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#15 posted 06-22-2011 11:12 AM

Nice work. Great contrast. My thoughts were also: How much? Better be ready to answer that inquiry. It might be one of those _ ” I’ll make it if they ask .” projects.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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