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What do you do when your sweet little girl, while looking at her Mother’s jewelry, asks if you can make her something in the shop?
You spend the night making itty bitty rings from exotic wood scraps!(Zebrawood, Purpleheart, Macassar Ebony)
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#1 posted 07-04-2014 02:32 AM
You are a Way Cool Dad.
Really nice rings, too.
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#2 posted 07-04-2014 02:03 PM
Great work! Looks like a fun project. I am sure the size brought its challenges to the table.How did you finish them?
-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts
#3 posted 07-04-2014 04:46 PM
@Thewoodman2000—- the size was somewhat of a challenge. but once I got the inner diameter sized right, i just turned a tapered cylinder and wedged them on. I used a a scraper and skew to shape but the final sizing was done with sandpaper since they were so small. It worked quite well.
I used a shellac/friction polish to finish. Usually I use CA glue and polish it but wanted to use something that was faster since I wasnt sure if she would just lose them quickly and I would be making more soon
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#4 posted 07-04-2014 07:35 PM
Great use of scraps! I foresee requests from other parents – they would make great party favors for a kid’s party. Maybe you can start a new trend and they will start trading these like those rubber band bracelets a few years ago. Thanks for posting.
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#5 posted 07-04-2014 08:04 PM
These look great! I would love to make some for my daughter. So you drill the center out, then turn them on the wedge?
#6 posted 07-04-2014 09:08 PM
Haha @leafherder the requests have already come in :)
@Shelly_b— your right, I just used a 1/2” forstner bit and hand sanded it to size for her. Then used a hole saw to cut the oversized outer diameter. The pushed it onto the tapered dowel and shaped it with tools/sandpaper
#7 posted 07-04-2014 10:53 PM
Awesome thank you:) I don’t think I would have thought to drill the hole first, so this makes it a lot easier(and safer). I have a very basic lathe…no chuck or drilling capabilities.
#8 posted 07-04-2014 10:53 PM
I love how all the grain details pop
#9 posted 07-04-2014 11:18 PM
I’m glad I could help! Ask away if you have other q’s :)
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