A few more segmented bracelets...or rather bangles?

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A few more segmented bracelets...or rather bangles?
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I made the bracelet on the left, and my son made the other one. It turned out to be a nice Sunday in the garage with the boy…NO PUN INTENDED.
He noticed that a few ladies were very interested in the last one that I made….Facebook response was overwhelming.

I coached him along…he had a good time.

The light colored wood is hard maple, and the darker wood is PurpleHeart. The pic is terrible…cell phone quality.

Improved the inlay technique, so things are pretty much flawless.

And as for an update….My son got a date with his…..I guess his was better than mine…lol.

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

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 11:26 PM

Bangles are popular right now, and wood ones are awesome! I get so many compliments on my wooden jewelry! Congrats to your son.

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#2 posted 11-24-2011 12:00 AM

Very nice especially with your sons working along side you.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 11-24-2011 12:58 AM

Nice work men…

-- Vince

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 12:59 AM

Beautiful bracelets! What material is the inlay made out of? Do you cut a groove and glue it in?

Thanks, Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 03:09 AM

My daughter likes the one your son made as well, how old is he?

-- Jeff,

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#6 posted 11-24-2011 07:53 AM

Nicely done bangles! They are quite elegant and still “fun”.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 02:18 PM

These are quite beautiful and I can certainly see why they are popular with the ladies. Very well done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 11-24-2011 05:49 PM

Fantastic idea for a bangle! I have used that same inlay band on a bowl here.

Great job. Keep it up


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 11-24-2011 09:35 PM

how did you do this?? its awesome! id love to try it

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#10 posted 05-27-2012 10:21 PM

I’m quite late commenting on this but had computer problems abd tiook a while to find all my ‘sites”. Your work is GREAT! I’m curious as to how you got the banding in place—use a router for the groove??

-- George, Northern Michigan

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#11 posted 05-28-2012 04:23 AM

No, simply all i did was use a parting tool. It so happens that the parting tool I use is also the same width as the banding. All I do is cut the grove to the same depth…keep testing it to make sure it fits so very slightly proud.

Then when it is the right depth, I simply glue the end of the banding down…just about a centimeter with CA glue. I let it dry completely.

Once it has dried, I turn it by hand and make sure the band is cut perfectly to length…where it will meet the beginning with out any gap or overlap.

Once it is perfect, I coat the grove with CA glue and pull the banding on around. Hold in place for a few, and then sand her on down.

My secret is out…lol.

If you make any, I would love to see.

I know one thing, if you give one of these to a special someone, they seem to smile big. But when you tell them that you made it for them…and they just light up.

Best of luck.

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

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