Bracelet from poplar

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 11-29-2011 06:37 AM 1266 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bracelet from poplar.

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 01:59 PM

jealous. I tried to make a ring out of purple heart, but it kept snapping. Nice bracelet.

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 02:14 PM

This looks really good. Nice work.

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 04:38 PM

Nicely done, it is beautiful, and your finish excellent, especially for poplar, which can appear so plain. What do you use for common inner diameters of bracelets?


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#4 posted 11-29-2011 04:55 PM

Looks great. I would like to try to make something like this. Mostly use hard woods?

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 06:15 AM

@Barbs: Most of my bracelets are made to fit my wife…and that ends up being 2-5/8”. I’ve also made some at 3” and 3-1/4”. I’m using a commercial butcher block conditioner as finish which is made from mineral oil and wax.

@GabeB: I use a variety of woods. Hardwoods mostly. Thought tonight I had five “attempts” at a walnut one break (you jinxed me! :) You might try laminating a couple of kinds of wood, alternating the grain. Here’s a sample of one I did:

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