|Project by Canexican||posted 05-18-2009 10:17 PM||2631 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
Here is my first attempt at ring making. I got the inspiration from a vast amount of rings that appeared a couple of week ago from many talented woodworkers. I needed a gift for a lady that will be retiring this year, and this ring was the perfect choice.
She has worked for the High School for many years and she is about to start a new chapter of her life and is moving away from a town that she has grown up in and been part of for more than 50 years. She went to this school, her husband went of this school and all her children went to this school. I wanted to make her something very special, she is a awesome caring person.
Many years ago the High School Gym was getting new bleachers and I had an opportunity to salvage many hundred board feet of beautiful clear yellow pine. This ring’s center band is made from those old bleachers that this lady sat on to watch her children and relatives play many games.
This year the school is replacing the gym floor and I salvage some of that material to create the outer most bands. All of her children have played many different sports on this floor.
There is also two thin Paduck rings to separate the materials and also to represent the schools colors.
My next rings will be a couple of wedding bands, for my wife and myself