1st Bracelet, 1st application of Inlay

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Project by kapanen posted 11-18-2011 07:55 PM 3016 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 11-18-2011 08:11 PM

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 11-18-2011 08:23 PM

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

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 11-18-2011 09:33 PM

I like I like it a lot!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 11-18-2011 09:52 PM

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 11-18-2011 10:02 PM

really nice work.

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#6 posted 11-18-2011 11:41 PM

beautiful work

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#7 posted 11-19-2011 12:38 AM

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 11-19-2011 12:50 AM

Nice bracelet!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 11-19-2011 01:36 AM

Excellent braclete

-- Vince

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#10 posted 11-19-2011 08:07 AM

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

Kind Regards Roger in RSA

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#11 posted 11-19-2011 02:37 PM

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 11-20-2011 01:17 AM

Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#13 posted 11-20-2011 05:55 AM

fantastic piece of jewelry!!

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#14 posted 11-20-2011 06:03 AM

How was the inlay put in?

-- Chuck

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#15 posted 11-23-2011 10:47 PM

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

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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