First Wooden Ring

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Project by Luke posted 07-04-2009 01:33 AM 1850 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a few of the rings that Franklad made and was blown away. I didn’t think that you could make a ring out of wood that would stand up to any abuse at all. Of course my ring is a little thick but at this thickness it is very strong. I glued it up with tightbond 3 and finished it with general finishes satin. It is purple heart in the center and maple on the outside. I sanded the inside for a “wear easy feel”. It was a lot harder than it seems to shape the outside and get it nice and even all around. I think some sort of sanding jig would be in order. Maybe next time…. Thanks Franklad, your an inspiration.

P.S. I don’t read a ton of the projects of others but what little I have seen in the comments that people leave is that they are almost always positive and almost never critical. A little “creative inspiration/criticism” does everyone good. I welcome it on any of the content on my LJ Home. I only say this because I see some things that are just not good and a lot of comments that lead me to believe that people comment just to comment. Which gets boring after a while…


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#1 posted 07-04-2009 01:46 AM

The ring looks nice. The thickness would only be a problem if the wearer felt it was un comfortable between the other fingers.


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#2 posted 07-04-2009 02:22 AM

Looks good Sky well done

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#3 posted 07-04-2009 02:29 AM

wow, it’s beautiful.

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#4 posted 07-04-2009 05:33 AM

Thanks Guys

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 08:27 AM

Great job! On getting the ring as round and even as possible you might try to cut a round bottom groove in a piece of scrap, then glue in a piece of sand paper. Used this method on my ring and show how in this blog,Segmented ring without a lathe

Worked great for me.

Keep up the good work.


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