|Project by Scrappys_Squirt||posted 06-10-2009 07:16 AM||1454 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This is my first ring I’ve made by hand, made of Leopard wood and ebony
we don’t have a lathe so I re-sawed the wood and glued my “sandwich” together with tite-bond II waterproof glue and left it overnight. Then I drilled out the center and sanded to size. After that I jigsawed around the outside (way to far away this stuff doesn’t sand well lol its hard as a rock). then I used he belt sander to sand it closer the rounded the edges off by hand. I soaked it in water then sanded it more, then went to 1200 grit and finished it with several coats of paste wax
I wanted to go with more of a flat profile hoping to get a few spots with the leopard wood rather then a more rounded profile, still didn’t get much from them but that’s ok. I really like the way the grain came out on the sides of the ring and at the end grain where its really dark with the light stripes, I didn’t really get very many spots out of the leopard wood but its pretty anyways.
All comments and critiques are welcome
Thanks for looking!