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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-15-2011 08:19 PM 1830 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While at the Lumberjocks group meeting at Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte, Mi, I bought a 7/8” thick piece of Leapardwood at a cost of about $18 a board foot. It has a neat spotted pattern on the face of the board.
I figured I could get 10 bracelets out of it. I saved the center pieces and laminated them together and then I laminated 4 – 7/8 Square pieces together to get one bracelet with the spotted pattern on the outer diameter of the bracelet. It is the one on the right. The rest of them have end grain on the OD. I was able to get 3 bracelets, a refrigerator magnet and a wine bottle stopper out of it so far. Here they are in a few shots from the workshop.
The last shot is the side of the thin refrigerator magnet with a 5/8” dia. reddish cabochon glued in the top. I don’t know what kind of stone it is. I had to put the stone in there to cover the screw hole used to mount the magnet.It came out looking like a flying saucer!! I’ll bet I can sell it in Roswell,NM.

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

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 08:53 PM

Very nice looking work – That bracelet on the far right is quite stunning… Also, Not getting a good look at it, but I am willing to bet that reddish stone is Red Jasper…

Thanks for sharing !!

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Per Isacsson

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 09:21 PM

I just wish I was that good with the lath too! That are really nice!! What finnish have you used?

-- Per I

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 11:14 PM

Hi Per. I used EEE polish and Shellawax for the finish!

Hi Scotty, thanks for the read on that stone. I remember buying a couple jasper stones in Tucson.


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

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 11:40 PM

There’s a LJ club at JW?! Brian in Lansing. Please do tell.

-- --bch

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 03:24 AM

Nice projects JIm, like the finish you get on them.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 06-16-2011 04:58 AM

Jim, Great bracelets, Great wood and certainly a beautiful finish!!

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 06-16-2011 11:05 AM

Hi Jim,
I love those bracelets, you are the master. Just last night Caroline had hers on the arm and I smiled full of joy.
The UFO is kind of cool I think also it will be a fast sell.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 08:25 AM

Nice bracelets, wonderful finish on them. I have a tiger eye board and am looking at making some bangle bracelets with the compound cut pattern I made for the bracelets I am building. I will be using a band saw for part of the work and my scroll saw for the rest. Thanks for sharing .

-- Jeffery Mullen

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