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Project by Dan posted 01-22-2013 09:24 PM 1448 views 7 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the larger of the two bracelets following (mostly) Scrappy's tutorial. Immediately after seeing it my daughter (turns 3 next month) kept saying “Daddy pwetty basewet!” lol. I decided to make her one of her own, as can be seen in the photos.

I made these from poplar, finished with high-gloss poly, and used magnetic clasps that I got at Michael’s.

I apologize that the photos are slightly blurry.

I have plans to make myself a watch, havn’t yet decided on a material, I will either go with the poplar again, or may go with red oak. I have already ordered a rectangular watch insert. Once it arrives and I finish the watch I will post it as a new project.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct





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#1 posted 01-22-2013 09:29 PM

That’s pretty cool did u use a scroll saw then drill and dowel together ?

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 09:31 PM

Well done I like them. Looks like a fun project and sharing one with your little one is cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 09:33 PM

No, Steve Good has a pattern to do exactly that. (Which can be found here)

However, thats not what I did. I used a 1/4” straight flute bit in my router to notch a block, then one of my scroll saws with a heavy blade to “slice” off the links. The steps can be found in Scrappy’s tutorial which I linked to in the description.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 09:34 PM

Looks like a fun project

Actually yes, this was probably one of the most fun projects I’ve done. I really enjoyed it. I plan to add them to my Etsy shop (would have customers measure around their wrists so I can make proper length for them)

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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#5 posted 01-22-2013 11:04 PM

Looks cool Dan nice work.

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#6 posted 01-22-2013 11:57 PM

Nice! How thick are the pieces? I may have to try this!!

Paul

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 12:09 AM

Nice! How thick are the pieces?

They are approx 1/4” thick. I set up a makeshift rail on my large 1940’s scrollsaw, put a heavy blade (by scrollsaw standards lol), and used the square from my router table (just pushed against side of saw table) and cut off the links. I set the rail to somewhere between 1/32 and 1/16 over 1/4 (so the links come out about 1/4 after all the sanding)

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 02:00 AM

I would bet she hasn’t wanted to take it off since you put it on her. Great idea and it looks like you could add links as she grows.

-- "If you're innocent you can do anything" ...Hunter S. Thompson!

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 02:34 AM

She wouldn’t even take it off to go to bed. In the end I decided wasn’t worth the fight lol, being that it has a magnetic clasp the worst that I could see happening is it popping off her.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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#10 posted 01-23-2013 04:24 AM

I knew it! Popping off then the terrible realization that it is no longer on in the middle of the night. I think by our age we have all had things far more dangerous in our beds.

-- "If you're innocent you can do anything" ...Hunter S. Thompson!

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#11 posted 01-23-2013 05:26 AM

Yea I agree, there’s something horribly dangerous in mine right now and it has a hold of me… HEEELP!!! Lol :p

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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#12 posted 01-23-2013 08:44 AM

Realy good my kids would love em

-- Mjones "Perfect inPerfections"

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#13 posted 01-23-2013 12:18 PM

That’s very neat. The 3yr old model is very happy I see.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#14 posted 01-23-2013 12:20 PM

She loves it, and normally she’s much more smiley for pictures, but in that picture she had just woken from a nap (hence the messy hair lol) and wasn’t yet in ham mode.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT - http://woodentreasuresct.etsy.com http://www.youtube.com/woodentreasuresct

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#15 posted 01-23-2013 01:10 PM

Cool, look like the tracks off one of my toys.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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