Bracelet Display

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-02-2011 01:04 AM 1489 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This display rack is Cherry and Box Elder and it has a tiger eye cabochon in the top. It is finished with Deft Clear Gloss Lacquer.

I needed more display space for my bracelets for a show on Saturday so I went hunting for stock to make into one. I found this cherry log with a split all the way to the center and thought, how can work that crack into the design.I split it on the band saw into 3 pieces and added some box elder for contrast. I thought the cherry will darken so it better be a light colored wood. The pegs are also made from cherry from the other half of the log. It split a little more after I turned it. That wood was only 8% and still cracking. It was cut in 2008..I hope it is done now!!

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

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#1 posted 11-02-2011 01:27 AM

Display came up well Jim, nice lot of bracelets. You have been busy, hope you have a good sell at the show.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 01:43 AM

Jim You had better make some more display racks.. I think that they are going to want those as well!
Awesome job! Hope you have a good show!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 01:50 AM

Nice job jim, that will be a real quick seller I bit, cheers Mate :)

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

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 02:08 AM

Very nice job Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 02:45 AM

This is a very Handsome display rack Jim, better make lots of bracelets with a rack like this I am sure that will be bunches of ladies stopping by to check’em out ;)

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 03:27 AM

That a nice looking display stand. With the variations in color from your wood choices it seems to go with all of the bracelets. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#7 posted 11-02-2011 03:42 AM

looks good. hope you have a wonderfull time on Sat.

-- Leanne, Australia,

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#8 posted 11-02-2011 03:55 AM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 11-02-2011 04:21 AM

Very nice job Jim, thanks for sharing it.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#10 posted 11-02-2011 01:59 PM

really nifty place for all those nice bracelets

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

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#11 posted 11-02-2011 06:42 PM

This is a beautiful display piece. A bit taller and it would be perfect for necklaces as well, maybe a smaller peg for some rings. You could have another thing to sell.

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#12 posted 11-03-2011 03:26 AM

Thanks for posting I have been thinking of making something like this for my wife and her necklaces. I really like the vertical vise on the drill press. I have not seen anything like that.

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#13 posted 11-03-2011 01:58 PM

Hi GS. I may make a taller one if I get back into necklace making this winter in Arizona.

The vertical vise is hole drilling fixture for drilling right through the center of round stock. I made it when I was in the tool room and it is within .001 of center on a 1 3/4” piece. I have over 40 hrs of grinding in it to get it right on…...............Jim

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

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#14 posted 11-03-2011 02:24 PM

Hi Jim, your work always amazes me, you always manage to make something out of nothing. Those bracelets are beautiful too.

Thanks for sharing how to solve a cracked piece Jim and all the best to you at the show, dont forget to take photos of your displays and sharing it with us.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 11-03-2011 02:58 PM

Really cool Jim, not only to make it and the way it came out, but the fact that you even reclaimed a broken piece of wood this way – amazing.
Best thoughts,

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

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