Oak Lined Leadwood Ring

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Project by FrankLad posted 06-07-2009 12:19 AM 3055 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wearable wooden ring made from a solid piece of Leadwood lined with Oak.

The tricky thing with these rings is getting them the right size. My method is to wrap the thin strip of lining around a stepped ring mandrel and measure that diameter with calipers. I then bore out (using the nearest-sized forstner bit) and sand the middle of the outer piece of wood until it is the correct diameter – again, checking with the calipers.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#1 posted 06-07-2009 01:43 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 06-07-2009 02:03 AM

that’s awesome – and thanks for the idea for a workable way to line the rings I just started turning on the lathe.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 06-07-2009 03:20 AM

Very nice Frank. Thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 06-07-2009 11:11 AM

Bery nice work. I just love your rings.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 06-07-2009 07:12 PM

Thanks, guys! Really appreciate the feedback!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#6 posted 06-07-2009 08:32 PM

very well done looks great

-- Custom furniture

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