Bangle & earrings for my Niece

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Project by ldl posted 05-26-2013 03:38 PM 1452 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Niece helps us with my Wife and I’s Moms so I made her this bracelet to say thank you.

I glued three types of wood together and turned it from this blank. I used maple, mahogany & oak. I cut the corners off the blank with my bandsaw and glued them together in pairs. I then made her some earrings from them to match the bracelet.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 05-26-2013 04:26 PM

Cool gift! Very nice Dewayne.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 04:41 PM

Very nice Dewayne, I would love to see your niece modeling them, that way we can see what scale they are in.
How large is the bangle? Kinda looks large? But pretty too!
Great work, Great gifts and Great job!!!
keep at ‘em Buddie!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 04:50 PM

Nice gift for your niece Dewayne what kind of finish are you going to put on them?

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 06:59 PM

Nice looking set of jewelry. I sure that you Niece will cherish them. Where did you find the hardware for the earrings?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 05-26-2013 07:06 PM

Great job Dewayne. The earrings are a perfect compliment to the bangle

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 11:17 PM

Hi Dewayne:
They look very nice. You are very thoughtful of the people that do things for you and your wife. Your work is real nice. It almost makes me want to learn to turn.
I have enjoyed these kind of surprises myself. They make you feel real good.
Remember Monday is the Day we Remember are soldiers and sailors that have given there all.

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 12:16 AM

I can see you love the lathe work more every project.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 03:52 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.

I forgot the measurements earlier but it is 2 7/16 wide by 2 1/2 id and approx 5/16 thick. These are close approximations. The earrings are about 3/4 dia x 2” long. She likes larger things than my wife. I will see if she will model them when she comes tomorrow and post later.

My wife used the salad bowl finish on both but after I had taken the pictures. I will post these pic even if my niece won’t model them.

I made a couple of earring sets, one for my wife and 2 for my niece. These are my first try at earrings so I got the cheap stuff at Walmarts to try them out. I will post a project on them later. Kinda like doing them so I might buy the pliers etc need to do a good job with them and better parts online later.

I enjoy doing little things for those that are close to me.

Doug I do enjoy my lathe as you can see. The Powermatic is so much above the Craftsman tube lathe there is no comparing them. Makes lathe werk a pleasure and lots more fun. Want to get back to some bowls soon. Got to contact my land clearing buddy to get some more blanks.

Dave I started to throw the cutoffs away but put them to the side and later got to looking at them and took my sander and smoothed the edges and glued them together. That’s why I almost never throw anything away immediately. I can most always use them somewhere.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 02:33 PM

Here’s the pictures of the bracelet & earrings on my niece.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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