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I made these bent wood bamboo matching ring and bracelet set. I am learning with every one I make. Fun project to do in this long N.Y. winter. These are inlayed with mother of peral shells ground up.
-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.
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#1 posted 03-26-2014 05:44 PM
Great work What type of chuck did you use?
Thanks for sharing
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#2 posted 03-26-2014 09:58 PM
This is a bent wood design and not done on a lathe.I made a cone shaped adapter to hold the finished bracelet to cut the grove in .it for the inlay .The bamboo veneer is bent around a dowel and glued with gel superglue. For the bracelet I went around the dowel about 4 times and sanded smooth before cutting the inlay. Hope this describes the process well enough.
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#3 posted 03-26-2014 10:44 PM
Great Job! I like the inlay. What is the diameter of the bracelet?
#4 posted 03-27-2014 12:29 AM
The diameter is 3 inches and my wife says it could be about a half inch smaller. It is 3/4 inch wide also.
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#5 posted 03-27-2014 03:04 AM
Looks good. I just finished two rings this week. I’m going to try to inlay glass on my next ring.
Did you use superglue to hold the inlay as well?
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#6 posted 03-27-2014 03:48 PM
I use a 5 minuite epoxy for the inlay. I want to try glass also but I think it may be hard to final sand. The softer stone or shell seem to sand well. The clear epoxy must dry overnight before sanding. I put it on my wood dowel to sand also.
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#7 posted 04-01-2014 02:19 PM
They’re very pretty. The pearl inlay looks great with the bamboo. I’m sure they’ll be hits for the ladies.
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