Walnut bracelet

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Project by wrtnaz posted 03-31-2011 04:42 AM 1424 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First ever bracelet I have made. I have been thinking about making these bracelets every since I got my lathe and just never did it. Well I finally got around to it and am pretty happy. It took me about 3 tries to finally get it right but it was worth it. I started with a 8” long and 5” in diameter chunk of walnut thinking I could get atleast 3 if not 4 different bracelets out of it. Well…this is the only bracelet that I got out of all that wood. The first one I drilled the hole in the middle a little ofset(trash), the second broke apart on the lathe at the last minute(trash), the third was ok but the center hole was too big and fell off of my wrist(definately wouldnt work for my wife), and here is the fourth. I just pollished it with some orange pollish for cutting boards. I wanted to keep the original wood color and just bring out the natural color and grain. Cant complain too much. It was a learning experience as usual. Thanks for looking

-- wrtnaz

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 05:05 AM

I like it nice work.

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 02:27 PM

Anytime the wood shop turns out something for the wife, it’s a win!

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 05:12 PM

ti looks great How big of a hole saw did you use?

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 05:27 PM

Nice job. I started making wood bracelets and there is a market for them.
To make the center hole, drill it out and turn it to size. Then you can control it better.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 10:58 PM

Nice job! Isn’t it great that in wood you can learn a lesson and get something beautiful at the same time?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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