Bloodwood and Red Oak Ring Box

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Project by bradygaster posted 2662 days ago 1372 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this ring box for some friends who are about to marry. The finish is lightweight polyurethane (would welcome alternative suggestions!) and the lid is held on using a 1/4-inch dowel.

-- Brady Gaster, Indian Trail NC

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#1 posted 2662 days ago

I’ve never attempted small boxes. That one looks great. They appear to present unique challenges. Making big stuff, you can hide mistakes. With small stuff, you have to be exact. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 2662 days ago

very nice looking box grady. I’m impressed. It’s beautiful. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 2662 days ago

Great looking box.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 2662 days ago

Great looking box. I like bloodwood, I’ve used it for pens.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 2661 days ago

Cool combo. Nice woodwork.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 2661 days ago

how beautiful!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2661 days ago

Very pretty. As a finishing alternative, have you ever tried Watco danish oil? It comes in colors, but I like the natural (pretty much clear) for bringing out the beauty in a good piece of wood without making it look like anything is “on top” of the wood.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 2661 days ago

Great stuff Brady and a thoughtful present your friends will cherish forever I’m sure! Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 2661 days ago

Thanks so much, especially for the Watco recommendation!

-- Brady Gaster, Indian Trail NC

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