Exotic Wood Rings

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Project by Brant posted 08-04-2009 02:17 AM 4925 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m addicted! These little rings are fun to make. The first one is made from Lacewood, Bloodwood, and Walnut. The second is Honduras Rosewood and Yellowheart. I purchased the wood in 1/8 – 1/16 sheets from:

Made using my hand drill, sand paper, and glue…. nothing else required. They are still “unfinished” because I’m still waiting on the beeswax to polish. Maybe i’ll try the oil & urethane gloss though. It looks like most people use the urethane, but I’d like to keep the natural look of the rings?

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#1 posted 08-04-2009 02:59 AM

I love the rings. Check out Woodworkers Journal for a CA finish. I’m waiting for someone to actually try this out. Here is the link:

-- Don

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 05:20 AM

Nice rings!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 06:11 AM

I havent tried anything that small yet, looks very good.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 07:06 AM

Excellent rings, I use Thin CA as a base coat for my bracelets also it seems to add strength to the wood.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 08-04-2009 08:23 AM

Very nice rings. Great wood/color choices.

Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 02:52 PM

Nice work, Brant! I warned you that it can be addicting! :) The neat thing about those laminate-cut rings is the almost endless possibilities with different wood combinations. You’ll have lots of fun with that!

I can attest to CA being a fantastic finish to use on wooden rings. I started out using thin CA (MXBON 105) but have since switched to thicker viscosity (MXBON 424) because of the slower cure time and thus ease of getting greater coverage.

Posted info about it here:

Did it initially as an experiment out of curiosity and then found out pen turners have been using the finish for a while, which helped increased my trust in the finish.

If you try it, I’d like to hear how it turns out.

Again, nice work!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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