These little bracelets make beautiful gifts for friends and co-workers.
Step 1: Grab Some Wood
I found one side that was somewhat flat, then marked a square and cross-cut the wood to get a square(ish) block of wood. then marked a rough center and drilled a hole large enough for a worm screw for your lathe chuck. then cut the corners off to make it a little easier and safer when you start roughing it to shape.
Step 2: Flatten and Rough Turn the Block of Wood
Step 3: Part Out the Inside
Once you are at the depth unscrew the block from the work screw and remove the screw from the lathe and flip it around.and insert the jaws into the new groove and tighten the piece in the chuck. Now mark the radius and circle and using the parting tool finish the cut to remove the inside of the bangle. Remember, The sharper the tool, the less sanding is needed.
But we still need to sand!
Sand the inside of the bangle but be careful of the chuck jaws. I just sanded the inside up to 220 grit.
Step 4: Finish Smooth the Outside
I re-sharpened my parting tool then marked the width of the bangle on the outside (keep in mind the depth of the chuck jaws, you do not want to hit these.
Step 5: Finish the Bangle
These go great with the wood rings.
Thanks for looking.