Some more bracelets made from some interesting wood.

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Project by derosa posted 12-15-2011 07:16 AM 2611 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned three more of these on the drill press. The first two are what I assume is spalted maple (got it from a pallet slat) the third is cherry. The last two are thicker then previously, the first of the two because it is going to a 3 year old and the second is due it going to a 6 year old that is a little clumsy. All of them have a single coat of tung oil followed by 3 coats of urethane. I think the second turned out the prettiest with what looks like little blue strings embedded in the wood.

-- A posse ad esse

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 07:18 AM

cool looking braclets

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#2 posted 12-15-2011 03:08 PM

Very nice. This girls will like them.

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 04:31 AM

on the drill press you say? DId I miss how you do this? very neat idea and good looking piece. curious how you did it.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 12-17-2011 08:16 AM

These were done slightly differently then the first one, current method is to rough out the shape on a band saw, drill a hole in the center and run a bolt through that is kept tight with a nut. Put the end of the bolt in the chuck and turn on the drill. I’ve now found that a file I have with some decent size teeth is good for making the whole thing evenly round. Hold the file against the circle with moderate pressure and move it up and down and the teeth will quickly remove material till it is totally round, it can even be used to round over the edges. A sharp chisel takes care of smoothing out the file marks. I use a forsner bit to drill out the center, or scroll saw for my wife’s. To sand the inside and round it out more I have a sanding bit that goes in the drill. To finish sand the outside I wrap strips around the chuck and jam the bracelet on there and use strips of sand paper. Pretty simple. With no brace for the chisel or file to bounce off of and me standing to the right of the tool I don’t have anything potentially flying at me either. Not that I’ve lost control of a tool yet but the spinning of the wood would seem to direct a projectile away from me so I feel reasonably safe making them.

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#5 posted 12-19-2011 01:59 AM

Thanks for the info. I may try this. Neat.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 06:15 AM

Holly wood has a problem of getting blue fungus in the wood. The braclets almost remind me of Holly wood. If they came from pallets they could be most any wood.

I’ve not seem maple with a blue stain. I’ve seem pine and holly.

Here is a Holly board with blue stain.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 04-23-2012 12:08 PM

I really like these. I might have to get back to the lathe!

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 11:38 AM

I am seriously in love with the first white piece.

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