Wood Bracelet For A Girl

Several years ago, I had a bright idea to make wooden ties. I made several which turned out very nice except they were not very comfortable to wear. They only bent in one direction. I did not make any more beyond the first batch but still had a lot of wood milled out.

Now I’m using the wood for a wooden bracelet for a grand daughter using segmented turning techniques.

For this first set, I’m using four segments in a layer. Two segmented layers are glued up witha thick piece of Oak veneer in between for added strength. Woods are honey locust, maple, walnut, a probably padouk.

The blank was CA glued to a piece of baltic birch held in my scrolling jaw chuck. I turned the outer face and hollowed the middle first. Then parted off the bracelet.

I had to add another layer to the baltic birch to make a jam chuck for the bracelet. The bracelet is sealed with thin CA glue, then finish sanded, and finished with a friction shallac polish.

3 Responses to “Wood Bracelet For A Girl”

  1. Angela says:

    The granddaughters are excited!

  2. David Mills says:

    Enjoying looking at your projects and was fascinated to
    learn you have made wooden ties. Have you any info? I would like to try to make one.

    • Alan says:

      Actually, I did not like my tie design. That is why I have so much wood left over.
      The problem was they could only bend one way which made them uncomfortable to wear when sitting.
      I glued pieces of 1/4 wood to leather and used leather for a strap around the neck. They need to have more flex.
      May I suggest 3/16 wood with parallel channels containing stretch cord.