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Pulsera "Torque", Diseño del Arquitecto Frank Gehry.

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Project by Francisco Luna posted 05-22-2009 12:20 AM 7487 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hice esta replica de la pulsera “torque” diseñada por Frank Gehry para Tiffany & Co.
Encontré un interesante pedazo de “Guayacan” en mi tienda local de herramientas para Ebanisteria, madera muy densa y pesada, similar al Lignum Vitae. Madera extraordinaria para trabajar, agradable color y olor.

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe





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Patrick Oughton

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#1 posted 05-22-2009 12:24 AM

nice job

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 12:45 AM

A wonderful bracelet with a unique shape and a lovely wife. It’s fun to make things for the ones we love.

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Rj

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 12:45 AM

Thats gorgeous!! I really love it, the style and wood is just beautiful and so is your wife it looks great on her.
Great Job!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 12:54 AM

Beautiful bracelet for your beautiful wife. She looks really happy and I can imagine how you are happy to see that.
The design is also beautiful.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#5 posted 05-22-2009 01:54 AM

very cool, love the shape.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 05-22-2009 02:28 AM

You picked a beautiful piece of wood for that project. Really cool idea, great job.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 05-22-2009 03:21 AM

pretty…. and the bracelet is nice too ;o)

thats a beautiful grain pattern and color – is that the original color? or the finish brought it up? what did you finish it with?

was this carved with chisels ? I’m curious how you’d get that clean simetrical look

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Francisco Luna

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#8 posted 05-22-2009 04:16 AM

thanks for the comments guys…

Sharon, the color is a kind of green (see picture), very very similar to Lignum vitae but with the finish, -raw refined Linseed Oil (Windsor and Newton)- the color got more brown…..

It was interesting because I had the same idea -carving- before starting, I even bought a PFEIL gouge with that in mind…..but everything was shaped with saws, coarse files and, for the last stage, card scrapers. the interior was shaped with a metal saw (yes a metal saw!) placing the blade trough.

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe

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#9 posted 05-22-2009 05:44 PM

Gorgeous wood, nice bracelet.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Maxx

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#10 posted 05-22-2009 10:52 PM

Wow – that’s a stunning bracelet. And it looks great on her wrist – very nice!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#11 posted 05-24-2009 05:04 AM

Thanks for the insights…. that’s fantastic. never thought of a metal saw to get the bulk out from the inside…make sense though. beautiful piece!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 05-24-2009 11:15 PM

Nice art work. Wonder how it was made – turned and hollowed by hand with chisels? Any pix on the making process?

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Francisco Luna

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#13 posted 05-25-2009 12:29 AM

Chuck,
Thanks for your comment.
Unfortunatelly did not take pictures during the process, but I’ll bestarting a second one soon, so I’ll be sahring some pics about the process. everything is by hand except for using a Hole Saw to make the center hole.

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe

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#14 posted 09-02-2009 06:27 PM

any chance you would make this again and sell it? ;)

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Francisco Luna

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#15 posted 09-03-2009 04:24 AM

I recently got another “cocobolo” blank…..but not sure about having some time to start a new “Torque”.........:)

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe

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