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First wooden bracelet

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Project by ldl posted 02-14-2013 06:36 PM 706 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I started thinking what I could make for my wife for Valentines day. I remembered I had watched some videos the other day about bracelets so I decided to try it.

Several weeks ago I had taken my chainsaw and straightened a crooked end on one of the cherry blocks I had on hand. It was about 3” thick on one side down to nothing. I had shuffled it around the shop for all this time. It was all cracked up. I cut a blank out and started turning. Another thing that was trash that turned into something usable. Times like this makes it so hard to throw stuff away.

This is actually my second attempt at making a bracelet as I busted the first one. With the first one I used a jam chuck and didn’t quite get it small enough and when I stuck the bracelet on it I busted it. I then made another and this time I used my chuck to hold it and it werked fine. I have watched several videos on this subject and ended up not doing it like any of them portrayed. I guess it’s true there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

Needless to say she loved it. Now she wants another slimmer one. May have started something.

It is made of cherry, sanded to 320 grit and finished with Capt Eddie’s OB Shine Juice.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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Chris Mobley

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#1 posted 02-14-2013 06:46 PM

This is beautiful! Great Job!

-- Chris Mobley - http://www.cmobleydesigns.com

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 02-14-2013 06:47 PM

Nice work Dewayne, VERY NICE!
I am glad she loved it! I am yet to do a Bracelet (I make rings!)
I might have to try some Bracelets after this!
I will have to skin the cat very differently, I have no lathe and work by hand.
Thanks for posting, great job.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#3 posted 02-14-2013 07:02 PM

Nice. Simple and elegant.

Makes me want a wood lathe.

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#4 posted 02-14-2013 07:18 PM

Nice job Dewayne Cherry is fun turning wood

-- Cosmicturner

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 09:41 PM

Great job there Dewayne, that cherry is realy a pretty wood did you turn the inside with it on the chuck, looks real good keep turning, and thanks for sharing.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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ldl

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#6 posted 02-15-2013 12:56 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

Robert I’m not good with a knife. I want to try some rings but it’ll be on the lathe though.

Jeff I like cherry also as you can see. Got to go to the friend I got this from and get some more before he gives it to someone else. Wish I had some more hickory also.

Bill I turned it like a bowl to start with by forming the outside then turning out the inside. I then turned it around and lightly chucked it from inside and turned out the bottom. It was so close to the chuck jaws it made me nervous to start with. I really need a small light I can aim inside a turning. My wife wants a narrower one so gona have to rethink my approach. May have to go back to the jam chuck but not make it so tight.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#7 posted 02-15-2013 01:04 AM

Cool, Your hooked on turning for sure. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 02-15-2013 04:52 AM

Dewayne, I am almost done with a blog on making a lamination style ring!
Keep a look out for it, soon.
Thanks again, Robert

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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ldl

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#9 posted 02-15-2013 04:05 PM

Will do Robert.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#10 posted 02-16-2013 01:27 AM

Great job Dewayne I like this ,keep up the good work

-- Gary Panama City Fl In God I Trust

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ldl

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#11 posted 02-16-2013 04:17 AM

Thanks Gary.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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