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Hi LJ’s!!

This week I want to share with you how I made a copper and wood ring. As usually, the materials which I’m using are quite affordable and easy to find: wood shavings, copper pipe and copper wire from any electric cable. Still, this time I used a quite exotic wood; the Caesalpinia Granadillo (a.k.a. Brown Ebony or Guayacan) which is one of the hardest woods on earth, about 20-25% harder than Ebony. There is no doubt it’s a very suitable wood for jewelry. Till now, I’ve been using the Dremel tool to turn rings which now it’s been set aside for my new lathe which lets me a quicker and precise job.

I hope you liked this project and I encourage you to make any question about it. I’ll be please to try answer those as soon as I can.

As usual, I leave the video of the project. Enjoy it.

Regards from Barcelona!





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RJH311

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#1 posted 01-27-2015 06:38 PM

Awesome! I love your videos. I want to give this a try. I wonder if other metals would be tougher though. Copper has a tendency to turn a finger green.

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Marty 529

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#2 posted 01-27-2015 07:20 PM

The copper most likely will turn a finger green. You can clear coat it with something like a fingernail polish. Which will wear off in time and can just be re-applied. I liked the video and would love to give it a try as well. I love the look. I’ll bet a brass would look good too :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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ww_bcn

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#3 posted 01-27-2015 08:12 PM

Thanks both of you for your visit and comment.


Awesome! I love your videos. I want to give this a try. I wonder if other metals would be tougher though. Copper has a tendency to turn a finger green.

- RJH311

Thanks RJH311. I’m planning to use brass and silver for futher jewelry projects.


The copper most likely will turn a finger green. You can clear coat it with something like a fingernail polish. Which will wear off in time and can just be re-applied. I liked the video and would love to give it a try as well. I love the look. I ll bet a brass would look good too :)

- Marty 529

To avoid that I used CA glue, which it’s cappable to bring a thin, clear and superdurable coat. I think it will last more than fingernail polish but thanks for the idea. Another user from reddit suggested me to try use silver solder.

Regards!

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Marty 529

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#4 posted 01-27-2015 10:12 PM

Thanks for the clarification on the glue. Keep posting the videos, they are great to watch :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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ww_bcn

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#5 posted 01-27-2015 10:22 PM



Thanks for the clarification on the glue. Keep posting the videos, they are great to watch :)

- Marty 529

Thanks Marty! I will! ;)

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leafherder

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#6 posted 01-27-2015 11:46 PM

Beautiful ring and great video. I think copper is a good match with lots of different types of wood. Some people like to wear copper because they believe it helps prevent arthritis so they do not mind green skin.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 01-28-2015 01:01 AM

You can coat copper with clear nail polish as a repair at any time. Nice video and rings.

Also, you have the fastest hands I’ve ever seen. ;^)

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 01-28-2015 02:34 AM

What a cool project and a great video, too. I wasn’t expecting you to glue the shaving onto the copper. Very clever!

Thanks,
Charlie

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A.Scott

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#9 posted 01-28-2015 03:40 PM

Ahhh this is so awesome, I hope I can get some time tot try this. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of work!

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ww_bcn

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#10 posted 01-28-2015 04:30 PM



Beautiful ring and great video. I think copper is a good match with lots of different types of wood. Some people like to wear copper because they believe it helps prevent arthritis so they do not mind green skin.

Thanks for sharing.

- leafherder

Didin’t know that about arthritis! Good to know. By the way, I prefere to finish it with CA to prevent that. Thanks for coming by and comment.


You can coat copper with clear nail polish as a repair at any time. Nice video and rings.

Also, you have the fastest hands I ve ever seen. ;^)

- Dark_Lightning

Hehe, I like to accelerate my clips to make the videos less boring ;).


What a cool project and a great video, too. I wasn t expecting you to glue the shaving onto the copper. Very clever!

Thanks,
Charlie

- CharlieK

Thanks Charlie, I’m just experimenting. Sometimes it works, others don’t. I appreciate your comment.


Ahhh this is so awesome, I hope I can get some time tot try this. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of work!

- A.Scott

You’re welcome A.Scott. Be free to do so and if you want you can share your results on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/woodworkingbarcelona

Regards!

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A.Scott

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#11 posted 06-23-2015 05:12 PM

You inspired me to make the one I posted on LJ’s: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/123769
Thanks for posting yours!

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ww_bcn

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#12 posted 06-23-2015 05:17 PM



You inspired me to make the one I posted on LJ s: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/123769
Thanks for posting yours!

- A.Scott

Hi Scott! I’m glad my project inspired you. I like a lot your ring. Please be invited to share in on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/woodworkingbarcelona

Regards!

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