The Ring

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Project by jamison00 posted 1873 days ago 2558 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My apologies gents, I’ve found the coolest girl in the world and I’ve decided to keep her for myself. Awhile back she hinted a bit that she might like to have an engagement ring made of wood. I started drawing it up what it might look like and how I might go about making it, and this is what I came up with. It’s made of Ebony and Sugar Maple, and contains 43×1.5 mm rose cut diamonds. Let me tell you, I have a new respect for jewelers. Handling these little guys was nothing short of nerve racking. I’m pretty pleased with the outcome, and so is my new fiance. Thanks to all those who posted their ring projects here on LJs, and listed information regarding their processes.

-- James

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#1 posted 1873 days ago

Looks elegant. Real diamonds??? You are brave.

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#2 posted 1873 days ago


How in the world did you ensure the diamonds would stay in place?!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 1873 days ago

Beautiful Ring! She is definitally a keeper if she asked for a wooden ring!!!!!!!!


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#4 posted 1873 days ago

WOW, very elegant. I too would like to know how you secured the diamonds?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 1873 days ago

Wonderful work James! I can’t imagine how you coped with those diamonds. Some months ago I bought some 2.2mm diamonds. They’re still in the packet awaiting the time I’m brave enought to handle them. And yours are over 25% smaller! Good grief!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#6 posted 1873 days ago

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the kind words. I mounted the diamonds using a 2-part crystal clear resin that I got from 3M. Really strong stuff, but with a really short open time. I had to work pretty quickly.

-- James

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#7 posted 1873 days ago

Amazing well done

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1873 days ago

You come up with the neatest things in this world. Can I have your brain?
Congratulations to the both of you.

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#9 posted 1873 days ago

Congrats on the beautifull ring. And on finding a “keeper”. Finding someone who will put up with our habits and hobbies can be hard. If she wanted a wood ring she is deffinetly a keeper.

Fantastic job on the ring.

Keep it up.


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

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#10 posted 1873 days ago

Ring looks great. Are you making the band to go with it?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 1641 days ago

great job and congrats…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 1575 days ago

Very beautiful ring ! Great job !

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#14 posted 651 days ago

That is a very beautiful ring and what I keep sake. Congrats!

-- Bobby

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#15 posted 71 days ago

That is just beautiful. Congratulations!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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