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Bracelet From Figured Maple

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 1077 days ago 849 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A bracelet from figured maple.

-- Aaron





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klassenl

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#1 posted 1077 days ago

Turned?

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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AaronSKuehn

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#2 posted 1077 days ago

@klassenl: Yes, turned on the lathe.

-- Aaron

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Ovidiu

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#3 posted 1077 days ago

Please tell me how you did it. How did you mount it on the lathe and how you finished it?

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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AaronSKuehn

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#4 posted 1077 days ago

@Ovidiu: I start by cutting a square of wood. Then I use a forstner bit to cut the hole in the center where the ladies’ wrist will go. On the lathe I have a block of wood I mount in my chuck…that block of wood had a tenon turned on it. The tenon is a little more than a quarter of an inch long and just a tiny bit SMALLER than the inside diameter of the bracelet. Then I wrap masking tape around that tenon … enough so that when I put the bracelet blank on it’s snug (it doesn’t have to be really tight—just snug). Then I start to turn. I get one edge close to what I want then remove the bracelet and flip it around on the tenon to turn the other side.

-- Aaron

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AaronSKuehn

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#5 posted 1077 days ago

@Ovidiu: On the finishing…I sand to 400 grit. I finish with a mixture of mineral oil and wax—it’s stuff I buy at the store. They sell it as a conditioner for cutting boards and butcher blocks.

-- Aaron

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Ovidiu

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#6 posted 1071 days ago

Thanks very much Aaron

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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Pitdull

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#7 posted 993 days ago

Nice work .

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