Coffee cup ring box

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Project by dgreen50 posted 09-23-2016 06:26 PM 889 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project resulted from my wife needing a place to put her ring when she washed dishes —so she would not lose it. The cup itself is elm as far as I can tell and the saucer is maple. The top is wenge and the handle is walnut. the “steam” rising off the wenge is represented by painted dowels cut and re-glued. The finish is mineral oil. The challenge of this project was top turn the cup and saucer in a pleasing proportion which I think I accomplished. Anyway it is something different to add to my box making and wood turning skills.


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#1 posted 09-23-2016 08:05 PM

Oh, steam.
I thought they were supposed to be cigarette butts.

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#2 posted 09-23-2016 11:36 PM

That is very cool.

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#3 posted 09-24-2016 12:16 AM

Very cool and nice looking ring box! I originally thought this was for an engagement ring—would have loved to see the look on the bride’s face when she got this thing!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 09-24-2016 05:50 AM

I thought someone had stubbed out joints on your project. :) Good work.

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#5 posted 09-24-2016 10:40 AM

Very smart idea for ring storage and it will fit good on kitchen desktop.

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#6 posted 09-24-2016 03:48 PM

I like how you think, and now you have me thinking. Nice work!!

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#7 posted 09-24-2016 05:01 PM

This is very creative and it looks great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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