|Project by scottb||posted 06-07-2009 02:36 AM||2218 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
Approximately 19.75 cm inside diameter (US size 10, or just smaller than a nickel), this ring (currently on my finger as I type this) is 7/16ths of a inch (11mm) wide.
Cocobolo, cut from the block it’s sitting on – you can almost make out the pinks, purples, oranges, reds and various browns in the wood – finishes to a nice rich brown. The cherry strip is glued (gorilla) with the grain running in a perpendicular direction for added strength. Despite their size and thinness, this ring will stand up to the rigors of “normal” wear with ease. You could wear it in the shower, swimming… not that you should.
Cocobolo, being heavy and dense, will help with regards to surviving the rigors of wear. Despite the woods characteristic heaviness, this ring is very comfortable to wear. Some wooden rings are light, this one is probably comperable to a gold or silver ring of the same size.
After sanding super smooth, wetting it to raise the grain, and sanding again, it was finished in a nice long bath in walnut oil, then buffed.
This is the 6th project in my 30 projects in 30 days challenge