Just for Fun... #27: Busy, busy busy...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 1500 days ago 1158 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I haven’t been around much lately because I’ve been, guess what, busy!!
The work on the Cherry and Imbuia box and trays was completed…The Finished Cherry Box... UnfinishedOpenedShowing trays
Now I’m in the middle of applying finish to it… It’s slow going, but it’s coming along…After first coat of Poly
For a little break in the action, and another chance for fun and adventure, I decided to try out an idea I had a while ago… If anyone recalls, at one point, making all the shaped “Finger Lifts” and Hinges, I thought that it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch to make a wooden ring in the same fashion…Yet another idea...a wooden ring
So I gave it a try… Here’s some of the last of the cribbing block with the ring drawn on itA Drawn-out idea
This is after drilling the access holes for scroll saw cutting…Holes drilled for Scroll Work
Here’s after making the long, side cuts…Side cut made
And, after a whole twenty minutes worth of work, this is what I got…The Result, a Wooden Ring
It still needs a little more filing and sanding, and then of course some finishing, but it didn’t come out bad for a first try… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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4359 posts in 1673 days

#1 posted 1500 days ago

Rings a bell, Mike. Nice work at conjuring the ring shape out of the block, you sir are a magician.

The box looks good both ‘in the white’ (unfinished) and with finish applied. Its getting that rich feeling to it now.

Good work mate. Thanks for posting. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 1500 days ago

well done there chief ….er…....chef !

great box , coming along nicely .

and that ring ,

is it your LJ signal ring ,

like a super jock box ring , (LOL) ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 1500 days ago

Love the box Mike and the ring too. Good scrolling!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 1500 days ago

Cool little ring, Mike! Looking forward to seeing it with a finish!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 1500 days ago

the box realy pops now
and I´m sure you will show us a very niiice ring when it´s done

have a great weekend

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 1500 days ago

Nice box, rings a good touch!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 1499 days ago

Yeah, that’s very nice – box and ring – now you can take it and have an initial lasered into it – or try wood burning. I think with your talent, that should be no problem.


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#8 posted 1499 days ago

Love the box, Mike.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 1499 days ago

Nice work Mike. I like the finger lift idea. You could make a nice finger ring out of that too.

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#10 posted 1498 days ago

I miss this one yesterday as I was busy. It is a nice blog and every steps is nice.. Now I know it is Cherry. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

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