Introduction: Solid Wood Necklace

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I was asked to make a eye / bird necklace from a bit of wood that i had found with a natural shape of an eye / bird in.

So this is how i made it!

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Step 1: Cut to Size

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So as always first job was to cut it down to size, i cut it pretty close to where the design was but i wanted a thin border to highlight it as well.

Step 2: Shape

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Next was onto shaping, i just followed the natural curve of the piece being careful not to lose control and saw through the design.

Next i ripped it to size, i took about a 1/4 off the thickness as i didnt want to risk making i t to thin and fragile.

Step 3: Sand & Drill

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A whole lot of sanding.

I sanded from 120, 240, 320, 500, and finished at 1,200 grit.

Then drilled 2.5mm holes in the top to attach to the cord.

Step 4: Cord

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I used a 2mm thick , natural leather cord , i was asked to cut the cord over-sized so the customer could cut it to exact size later, so i made the overall length 30" .

I used some super glue to attach the 2 ends of the cord into the pendant, i know people always use contact cement with leather but ive done this in the past and this super glue has held on fine.

Step 5: Finish & Job Done

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Onto finishing, i ended up putting about 6 thin coats of spray laquer on this as the customer wanted it really glossy.

So sanding at 1,200 grit between coats helped me keep it super smooth and get a nice glossy finish.

And thats it - Job Done.

I love it, the customer loved it and hopefully you guys do too.

I hope you enjoy!

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Watch the build - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMjvilGRdZxHqr34QKzB_Q

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Help me make more projects- https://www.patreon.com/GGWoodwork

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One time tip - https://www.paypal.me/GGwoodwork

Thanks

GG

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