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A ring holder for my honey's Bday and board stretching directions for Griz.

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Project by jockmike2 posted 12-17-2009 05:18 PM 1757 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are 2 hollow forms. One out of walnut the other spalted maple. Size on the left one is 5” tall w/ finial, 3” without, and 5” wide. The right one is 6” tall and 6” wide. Waterlox and Briwax on both. The little one I made for my wife to put her rings in, she’s always leaving them lie all over the house. Too much money invested to do that. That is probably the most intricate finial I’ve ever tried, and I did it with a small curved skew. The diagrahm is for Griz. He couldn’t understand what I was talking about stretching a board the other day.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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#1 posted 12-17-2009 05:37 PM

Nice turnings Mike

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 05:38 PM

nice work , mike .

i bet the little lady is thrilled ,

1- you remembered her b’day !
2- you made something nice for her !

maybe take her out to the shop for a pizza dinner ?

and she can see how few tools you have to work with !(LOL)

you both have a great holidays .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 05:57 PM

Thanks Jim and David it’s about 6 degrees in my shop and her Bday was on the 6th. Besides if anything she would rag on me about having too many tools. Heck I got two lathes. But thanks for the nice words both of you.
I know the photography sucks. I gotta get me a new camera.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 06:16 PM

Mike – Hope you sized the ring holder to your budget. If it looks too empty she may want to divert some of the wood budget for rings.

Steve.

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 06:29 PM

Very nice Mike. I especially like the finial – very intricate.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 06:37 PM

Thanks guys, Naw she knows there just isn’t any money, so if I can’t buy any rings, I sure can’t buy lumber.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 06:42 PM

Nice work Mike. I need to build something for my wife now. LOL

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 07:14 PM

Thanks Rick. I like your stuff too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 07:20 PM

Very nice Mike!

It’s not about how much it costs, it’s the LOVE you put in it.

Plus those frozen digits. <(;O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 07:31 PM

Nice work buddy! hay will you board stretching work on dollar bills?

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#11 posted 12-17-2009 07:51 PM

Thanks Rick. I like your stuff too. It should work on dollar bills, don’t know if the treasury would like you doing it to their money or not. Just don’t get caught Dennis. What do you think that’s gonna do for your buck anyway, fool some redneck into thinking he’s stretched his dollar? I didn’t just fall off the rutabaga truck u know. Thanks Dick, it’s been a while since I went out and built a fire. Got rid of a lot of scraps and projects that didn’t turn out.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 12-17-2009 07:56 PM

Very nice Mike that must be one sweet ring to go with your turning ….....

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#13 posted 12-17-2009 08:24 PM

Mike: A great big congratulations on the turning. It looks great, and I guess that means that the lathe is back in business.

Give you wife a B’day kiss from me since I can’t be there.

LOL

-- 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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#14 posted 12-17-2009 08:26 PM

Heck Pommy, she’s got one for every finger. Probably the most expensive one is her mom’s, she had her Dad’s and her Moms rings all fused together and it made one huge son of a gun. Don’t know what it’s worth but I keep telling her to get it insured. Someone’s liable to kill her for it. At least lop off her finger. I shouldn’t be writtin this I’ll have every crazed damn fool trying to track her down. Well it’s in the bank so they can forget it. Thanks a bunch Karson, be glad to about the kiss. Yes, the lathe has been in operation for about 3 months now. Right after I bought that other Delta at auction. LOL. The old one they put a heavy duty converter on, I had to run 10 gauge wire for that and had to have its own 30 amp breaker. All because Delta said they don’t make em any more. Bull$#@^&%*

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 12-17-2009 10:07 PM

Very nice turnings

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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