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My SIL wanted me to maker her a wooden bracelet for a gift. I had some slabs of pecan about an inch thick so I cut a 4” square off of one and turned this bracelet. Sanded to 320 and turned out very smooth. I’m liking this pecan wood more and more. I dried the blank in the microwave. I would like to put a really good shine on it. I need recommendations. I usually use Capt eddies OB Shine Juice but I would like a shinier shine.

It is made of pecan 3 1/4 id by 3 3/4+- od by 3/4” wide Will finish when I decide which way I can go by your recommendations.

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





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 503 days ago

I really like the grain and I shure hope you repost it when you get that “shinier shine” on it. Someone here should have the answer to help you with that question. Maybe you could ask in a blog or forum.
Nice work Dewayne!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 503 days ago

Really nice work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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49bill

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#3 posted 503 days ago

Dewayne that is one fine looking bracelet love the grain in the pecan. Keep up the good work and let us see it when you get the shine on it. Thanks for posting.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 503 days ago

DeWayne, nice bracelet. I usually sand to 400 and then use EEE polish to bring the finish up to 1600-2000 and then use Shellawax for a really good shine. You might want to give it a go. If you do, buy the small 4oz. bottle of Shellawax. It is handy for appying on the lathe and then if you like it, you can refill it from a larger bottle.

.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 503 days ago

Really nice very soft looking I like it….

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

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 503 days ago

Dewayne I really like it! that pecan is awesome!
As for a shine, I would use CA Glue (superglue) I use it on my rings for that deep shine.
It might be a little harder on a bracelet but with the lathe you could could do it like a Pen turner does!
It is really not that hard to work with!
Just my thoughts, Very Beautiful Bracelet.

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

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ldl

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#7 posted 503 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

Jim I’ve seen that advertized but haven’t ever used. It’s kinda expensive does it go a long way?

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

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ldl

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#8 posted 502 days ago

Robert I have used some of the gorilla super glue on some light pulls but never tried it on anything else.

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

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glen

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#9 posted 502 days ago

that’s a great looking bracelet – well done!

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WoodenFrog

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#10 posted 502 days ago

Dwayne, I use the plain old crazy glue, I like it in the bottle with the brush for my rings.
Some people say that you should use the high dollar pro-stuff but I do fine with what I use!
If you are using the lathe, my brush deal won’t work, I forgot to mention that after I am done adding the glue I use a micro-mesh sanding kit to polish it out, I do all my work by hand, so I am a little different.
I have never used GG super glue I use the reg brown poly stuff on some projects by not the super glue.
How good is it?
I am working on an a bangle/bracelet right now because of your (this) post! So thank you!
Great post, I would like to see it after your done with the finish!

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

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ldl

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#11 posted 502 days ago

Robert I used the GG because it was at HD and handy. It might not be what everyone is using but I have glued a couple of bowl up with it. I actually glued the last bowl that split in to back together with it so I guess it werks fine. I held it together with clamps and turned it smoth later. I have used it on several light pulls and it werked out pretty good as a finish just not real shiny like I wanted this bracelet.

I may order a small container of the eee and try it and see how far it goes. It may go far enough to be not so expensive.

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

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CountryTermite

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#12 posted 502 days ago

The Triple E polish goes a long way. I use it on my turnings and it really brings out the flash of the wood. I have the same can that I bought about 5 years ago. It only takes a little bit.

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CountryTermite

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#13 posted 502 days ago

How do you chuck your up when turning so you can get to the inside? I have used my chuck before but getting the pressure tight enough without breaking the bracelet is a challenge for me.

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ldl

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#14 posted 501 days ago

I may go ahead and buy the eee then. I have wanted a better shine for a while but the quality of my bowls hasn’t been to where I though I needed to spend any money much on. I have improved somewhat lately and this bracelet is for a gift so I wanted it to look better than my usual.

The last picture shows how I chuck it after I get the inside to where the jaws will fit. You just tighten it enough to grip it good which surprisingly isn’t much. This is only the third one I have made so I don’t really have a sys to do it. The first one I made I turned the inside first and then turned a jam chuck to put the bracelet on. I got it to tight on the jam chuck and broke the bracelet. The next one I took the chuck screw and mounted the blank on lathe. I turned one half of the inside out then turned the outside. I turned it around and the lower side of the jaw fit inside so I removed the screw then turned out the other side. I had to be real careful not to hit the jaws. I basically did this one the same way. I am going to werk with a jam chuck both inside and out so I won’t have to worry bout the chuck or jaws later if I make many of them.

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

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