Making a Wood Bracelet with Scrappy: Step #3
First I want to remind every one to be VERY careful! Always keep safety in mind when doing your projects.
In this step we will be drilling the holes for the pins and shaping the pieces.
Once you have all of your pieces cut to size ( step #1 ) and the notches cut ( step #2 ), you can get ready to drill the holes for the hinge pins.
You will need:
Suitable material for a hinge pin. ( in my first one I used brad nails. ) I got some wire from the Hobby Bench that is 1/16 diam.
A drill bit to match the hinge pin size. I have a 1/16 inch drill bit.
Preferably a vise to hold the pieces. ( and tape to help )
And a drill press. (You can do this by hand but a drill press will be easier. )
The first thing to do is to line up all your pieces and make sure they fit together.
When drilling your holes, your pieces have to stay in alignment. I use tape to help keep them together.
This makes it a LOT easier when you go to clamp them in the vise.
Caution!!!! Make sure you are drilling in the correct place!!
You can mark each piece with the drill spot to make sure the pins are centered.
(Sorry forgot a pic of that.)
After your pieces are drilled, you can remove the tape.
Caution!!!! Keep your pieces in the same order!! If your hole is not exact on all pieces, ,your pieces will not line up when you go to assemble them.
Next we will be shaping the ends on the pieces.
The reason you need to shape the ends is, when the pieces pivot, the corner will hit and the piece will not move. You need to round over all corners so that they do not hit when assembled.
I use a belt sand and a VERY light touch. If you take too much off, your joint will break easier.
All that is left now is some clean up sanding by hand. Make sure you get rid of all burs and chips.
Assembling and final sanding along with finish.
Thanks for following along. Please leave all comments and questions. Feel free to PM me or leave a comment if you need any more information or help.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!