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Suit up... Cuff links

  • November 7, 2018

Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer

I wanted to do something special for the guys in my wedding. We live in Utah but got married in Kansas, Yeah I'm that guy that makes people drive 1,000 miles for a wedding. Anyways I opted to make some cuff links out of the various hardwood scraps in my garage. I used a forstner bit to just nick the surface and glued the blanks onto the boards. From there I used my band saw to cut them to rough size. Moved over to my bench top sander to sand them into rough size. To put the final dimension and right shape on I did this by hand sanding, which gave them all a prefect roundness. Because of how many were built and all the sanding (so much sanding) this took a couple of days and a lot of patience. I took a piece of scrap cedar fence (used in all other wedding builds) and made a tray to hold the cuff links by just drilling small holes, of course I applied my mark with my branding iron. Everything was finished off using spray on polyurethane.

To me the really cool part about this build was the actual wood I used. The scraps of purple heart and walnut were from the engagement ring box I used to propose to my wife. I used these scraps and were able to give her father a piece of 2 big moments in his daughters life. Secondly I really enjoy Symbolism, and so on our wedding day I wore my heart on my sleeve. These were a big hit and I think the guys enjoyed the thought behind them. This day was so special to me, not only was I able to marry my best friend, I was able to build her dream wedding... Cheers to a life of building great things!

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  • Absolutely stunning! Well worth so much sanding for the over-the-top sentimental value. Cheers, man, to a long and happy life together!
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 14, 2018

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Suit up... Cuff links

by Sawdust&Beer
Nov 07, 2018
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I wanted to do something special for the guys in my wedding. We live in Utah but got married in Kansas, Yeah I'm that guy that makes people drive 1,000 miles for a wedding. Anyways I opted to make some cuff links out of the various hardwood scraps in my garage. I used a forstner bit to just nick the surface and glued the blanks onto the boards. From there I used my band saw to cut them to rough size. Moved over to my bench top sander to sand them into rough size. To put the final dimension and right shape on I did this by hand sanding, which gave them all a prefect roundness. Because of how many were built and all the sanding (so much sanding) this took a couple of days and a lot of patience. I took a piece of scrap cedar fence (used in all other wedding builds) and made a tray to hold the cuff links by just drilling small holes, of course I applied my mark with my branding iron. Everything was finished off using spray on polyurethane. To me the really cool part about this build was the actual wood I used. The scraps of purple heart and walnut were from the engagement ring box I used to propose to my wife. I used these scraps and were able to give her father a piece of 2 big moments in his daughters life. Secondly I really enjoy Symbolism, and so on our wedding day I wore my heart on my sleeve. These were a big hit and I think the guys enjoyed the thought behind them. This day was so special to me, not only was I able to marry my best friend, I was able to build her dream wedding... Cheers to a life of building great things!