from the ashes of disaster...

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Project by Razorbak91313 posted 02-17-2012 03:00 PM 1703 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a bit of humor and a reminder for those who are beginner wood workers like me, that even what appears to be a failed attempt could have a buried treasure in it.

I have been making some layered bent wood bracelets and it had been going pretty good. I would soak the wood for a little and then wrap it around my form and glue it up. Well, something went really weird with this attempt and it was warped and twisted. A first I was tempted to just toss it but I hate throwing something away so decided to see what I could salvage. 10 minutes with the belt sander and I had managed to sand it down and back into a very respectable piece, if a bit narrower then when I started. This particular piece is maple on the inside with a piece of Padauk wrapped around the outside and the final pics are before finishing it (I finish with multiple layers of CA glue and then sand it smooth and buff it up). And if you are wondering what the white stuff is on the 2nd pic, that is just bits of wax paper that stuck to it from the CA glue that seeped through the wood and around the edges – I use wax paper to keep it from sticking to the form I wrap it around.

So just remember, what may look like a lost cause could still turn into a nicely finished item.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 10:03 PM

That turned out great! Good save.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 03:32 AM

I learn the most from my mistakes, (how come I’m not smarter?) The sign of a good woodworker is being able to recover from your mistakes without anyone knowing! Nice job!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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