|Project by ldl||posted 02-14-2013 06:36 PM||922 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
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 - -