Bentwood bracelet and ring

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Project by quvia posted 03-26-2014 02:30 PM 1847 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these bent wood bamboo matching ring and bracelet set. I am learning with every one I make. Fun project to do in this long N.Y. winter. These are inlayed with mother of peral shells ground up.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 05:44 PM

Hello quvia

Great work
What type of chuck did you use?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 09:58 PM

This is a bent wood design and not done on a lathe.I made a cone shaped adapter to hold the finished bracelet to cut the grove in .it for the inlay .The bamboo veneer is bent around a dowel and glued with gel superglue. For the bracelet I went around the dowel about 4 times and sanded smooth before cutting the inlay. Hope this describes the process well enough.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 10:44 PM

Great Job! I like the inlay. What is the diameter of the bracelet?

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 12:29 AM

The diameter is 3 inches and my wife says it could be about a half inch smaller. It is 3/4 inch wide also.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 03:04 AM

Looks good. I just finished two rings this week. I’m going to try to inlay glass on my next ring.

Did you use superglue to hold the inlay as well?

-- Woodify ~~

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 03:48 PM

I use a 5 minuite epoxy for the inlay. I want to try glass also but I think it may be hard to final sand. The softer stone or shell seem to sand well. The clear epoxy must dry overnight before sanding. I put it on my wood dowel to sand also.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 02:19 PM

They’re very pretty. The pearl inlay looks great with the bamboo. I’m sure they’ll be hits for the ladies.

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