Necklace Tree ... Literally!

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Project by AugieCoe posted 08-13-2011 10:29 PM 1930 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my neighbor’s birthday was coming up and I asked her what she wanted, obviously it was a necklace tree. We pulled some pictures up online and she didn’t like ANY of them. She gave me specific parameters:
1) “I don’t want a bandsaw box with a necklace holder – the necklaces will tangle”
2) “I like the metal ones”, well I was up for a challenge, but I wasn’t going there.
3) “It has to be at least 12” high”
4) “It has to be dark, no light colored woods”

Other than that, she left it in my hands. So after looking at a lot of necklace trees, I figured – why not, let’s try to make an actual tree.

First time sculpting or carving anything but it was a fun experience. It’s currently 3 weeks AFTER her birthday and I just finished, so giving it to her tonight. Body & limbs are made out of walnut with cocobolo leaves. She didn’t request anything for bracelets or rings, but I decided to incorporate these into the design with a limb cut off sometime in the past and a sliding drawer for smaller jewelry. Total height: 19”, diameter: approx. 13”. Best thing about these types of projects are they are one-of-a-kind and you always suprise yourself.

Lesson learned from this project? Shaping & carving requires a lot of sanding, and sanding sucks!! :)

Thanks for looking & of course good & bad feedback is always appreciated!

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 11:29 PM

Pretty cool, I’ve got a simular order.

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 11:38 PM

Nicely done. I agree about the sanding and shaping.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 02:38 AM

this is very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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