a gift for my daughter

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Project by norwood posted 01-11-2010 06:43 AM 1953 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was on here a few days back and saw that someone had lathed a finger ring thought that it was a neat idea
Then someone had mentioned that I could use the same proses to make a bracelet for my daughter so this is my result. One of them turned out to be a test run of thickness threshold for cocobolo.

Not the best but an interesting skill to learn fun to do and it uses up small scraps the bracelet and the rings came out of the same piece of wood I cut the larger two with hole saws and the rings I split from the same piece.

NOTE: Seeing as I used this for a wood bracelet I have met some people who are allergic to the oils in cocobolo or at least the high concentration of oil in the wood not enough to be serious but it can result in a rash or repository problems from dust exposure.

the later from the fellow I knew

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 06:46 AM

Well, it’s sure something she couldn’t buy at Walmart! Great and successful experiment!


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#2 posted 01-11-2010 08:07 AM

Great job. I am sure she loves it.

On a side note: When doing rings/bracelets you might want to try glueing up some layered material. If you use different woods you get great looks and by stagering the grain dorection you get a LOT more strength. Just glue it up like plywood and start with that. Just thought you might want to know.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 03:50 PM

Norwood, Very nice. Watch out for the cocobolo. Not only for jewelry but it (probably) will cause respiratory issues for the turner. I don’t know how much exposure to the dust it takes but apparently not much. I noticed your tag line. You mean to tell me I have you beat by 1 foot? My shop is a 6×10 trailer. :)

Scrappy, Good idea. And a great idea for the yin and yang project. [Norwood – get busy] If you want to use the same wood layer it as well. maybe three layers so it looks planned. Two layers of the same wood might look like a “fix”.

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

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