1st Bracelet, 1st application of Inlay

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Project by kapanen posted 976 days ago 1738 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Segmented bracelet, purple heart and maple. After aligning a sanding jig, the pieces to test it out could not go to waste.
I followed up my “New” skills with trying out some inlay.

All in all I am proud of it.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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Al Wojcik

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#1 posted 976 days ago

Pretty cool looking, did you cut all the pieces on angles to get that affect.

-- Woodman12608, cedar Lake, IN

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#2 posted 976 days ago

Please explain how you did this. I really like it.

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#3 posted 976 days ago

I like I like it a lot!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 976 days ago

Wow..That is a beautiful bracelet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!............Jim

Did you do the inlay while it was in the rough segment stage or after the bracelet was finished turned?

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

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#5 posted 976 days ago

really nice work.

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#6 posted 976 days ago

beautiful work

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#7 posted 976 days ago

I cut the angles for an 8 sided ring. I drilled out the center and mounted it on the lathe. After getting the shape roughed out, I went ahead and cut the groove for the inlay.
I just super glued it on, and used a pipe clamp to hold it in place until it dried.
Sanded, and then mounted it in some jumbo claws, to finish the inside of it.

With the sanding jig as precise as it is, it really is a simple process. One day to cut, sand and glue up. The next day, turning and finishing.

Must say that I ended up flipping it back and forth a dozen times….but I am sure to be more efficient in the future.

Will make a great stocking stuffers.

Scale them down, and you have the nicest napkin rings ever.

Out on youtube bobham5 has a nice video on making a jig for holding the ring on the lathe. Much safer than what I did, since I was pretty close to a lot of spinning metal.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#8 posted 976 days ago

Nice bracelet!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 976 days ago

Excellent braclete

-- Vince

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#10 posted 976 days ago

Hi Proud you should be this is a super bracelet well done

Kind Regards Roger in RSA

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#11 posted 975 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. This is your first? Can’t wait to see what you do when you get better at it…lol! Seriously a beautiful piece of work.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#12 posted 975 days ago

Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 975 days ago

fantastic piece of jewelry!!

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#14 posted 975 days ago

How was the inlay put in?

-- Chuck

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#15 posted 971 days ago

Very nice, I love the design and the PH and Maple combo.

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