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My smallest ring to date. Cut from the same block as the previous OO ring. Approx 16 mm inside diameter, 17 mm outside. – that’s barely 3/4 of an inch across, and 1/4” wide. I can barely get this one halfway down my pinky finger.

I only managed to partially finish this one, as I was remounting this on the lathe to sand it, I heard it crack. I was able to see the crack at the time, and was debating submerging the whole thing in superglue. I rubbed a little bit of Howards orange oil and beeswax on it (just to get a picture of it). and now – even with a little pulling and squeezing – I can’t even find the hairline crack.

Despite the fact I haven’t fully sanded this one super smooth, and it needs to be repaired (or tossed), my wife claimed it as hers, and I’m happy to report it’s survived a weeks worth of on/off wearing with no problems at all. I’m really curious to see how well this one will hold up to the trials and tests of normal use… and if this one is doing just fine, the other ones will be all but bulletproof.

This is the 19th projects in my 30 projects in 30 days challenge

cross posted on Facebook: B C Woodworking
other projects, for sale on Etsy: B C Woodworking

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1867 days ago

super Job Scott looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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scrappy

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#2 posted 1867 days ago

Great looking ring. Good luck on it lasting. That crack will probably re-apear at the worst time.( like when she is showing it off) That is when I found the flakeing in my first walnut ring. haha

Looks great. Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 1867 days ago

Very nice Scott.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 1866 days ago

I think that if I made rings I’d have to make myself some additional fingers so I could wear them all. How could you NOT put something like this on your finger!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RobS

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#5 posted 1866 days ago

impressively small, nicely done, nice snag sis.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 1866 days ago

That is a gorgeous ring.

These rings intrigue me, I will have to try making them sometime. I bet my wife would love it.

I don’t know how your wife would let any of these be sold.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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tungoils

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#7 posted 1656 days ago

Where were these 6mos. ago when I got married. Could’ve saved a afew hundred dollars..Just kiddin’ these rings are very beautiful.

-- "patience is not a virtue that every man has, but it is a lesson that every man will learn at some ponit in life"

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