|Project by scrappy||posted 06-01-2009 08:35 AM||1647 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Here is the first ring I have ever made. Used Walnut for the 2 outside pieces with a layer of Cherry in the midle.
When glueing up I stagered the grain direction to give it more strength.
Had no idea how big to make the center so I measured my finger with my Micrometers. ( .670 ) Drilled a 5/8 hole (.625) and after sanding the inside it is a perfect fit.
Used a forstner bit for the hole and scrollsawed the outside to get it close. Then lots of sanding.
Wanted the outside to have an even curve all the way around. Took a piece of scrap pallet wood and ran a 1/2 inch round groove down the board. Glued in a stip of sandpaper and used that to keep the outside curve even.
Would like it to be a little bit thinner, but kind of scared to go too thin. Don’t want it to get too weak.
Finnished with johnsons floor wax, and pollishing wheel.
Thank you Junji for the tips on makeing this. With starting with the hole then sawing the outside, it seemed like a prety stable way to go.
Thank you Squirt for the pictures. Your camara is a LOT better then mine for close ups.
Please leave all comments, good or bad.
Thanks for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!