|Project by Tribalwind||posted 02-16-2010 04:36 PM||2291 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I saw there are already some Gorgeous rings on here from others!great inspirations :)
i just caught on to making rings late last week.i do them on the lathe with a tapered mandrel i made of maple,1 side for the rings and other is a #2-Morse taper to fit my arbor.it works good! but i will make a new one with a shallower taper to get better grip on the ring.
i first made a dozen or so solid rings (no pics) of walnut,purple heart,maple,burls,and some exotics.took them to a potluck party Friday ,gave a few to close friends there,then others there saw them and bought me out!
granted that wasnt hard at 10 a pop,but i almost felt guilty even taking that, they only took about 5minutes each.
here are a few laminated ones. I’m sure to have lots more made this week. gotta take better pictures next time.these were “quickies”,just a first-go,so didnt give much attention to contrast or grain pattern(other than to alternate it) next ones i will.
the friend that runs these potlucks just announced she’s getting married.
i’ve now been asked to make the rings! I’m playing around with different designs,
will try the bentwood style and stone inlays next (thinking i’ll find out their birthstones and use that maybe,assuming it’ll be a stone that’s feasible,hope not diamonds LOL)
she’d also like an engagement ring with a stone-set.that sounds tricky in wood but i have seen them on the net.
also possibly like to have the engagement and wedding rings attach,that sounds even trickier! has anyone see this in Wood? i’m not sure if it could be made strong enough to last a lifetime.we’ll see.
-- Matthew,Long island ny. www.tribalwind.com