Sapele and Walnut Bracelet with Copper Inlay

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Project by Aaron Sparrow posted 09-12-2013 02:33 AM 2012 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bracelet that I have been playing around with for awhile now. This is my first attempt at both a bracelet and at inlaying.

The bracelet is made from sapele and walnut that I glued up and and turned to round. I drilled out the center with a hole drill so that I could do something with the “donut hole” I hot glued the donut or bracelet to a sacrificial wooden faceplate and turned it on my lathe. I grooved the bracelet in three places and CA glued the copper wire in place. After what seemed to be years of sanding I put a CA glue finish on the parts of the bracelet that were exposed and away from my wooden faceplate. I was able to pull the bracelet away from the hot glue and I used a chisel to pair away the hotglue. Then I used a chisel to take the squareness off of the hotglue side. I finished the shaping of the that side with coarse sand paper and some files.

I believe it turned out credible especially for my first attempt.

-- Aaron, Whitby, Ontario,

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#1 posted 09-12-2013 03:21 AM

Great job. Love the copper inlay

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#2 posted 09-17-2013 01:38 PM

Like it. It looks good, very nice wood colors and the copper inlays make great accents. Well done!

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#3 posted 09-17-2013 01:43 PM

This looks great. The ladies will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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