Bubinga/Wenge/Koa/Cocobolo engagement ring!! =D (...with amboyna heart box)

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Project by Dan Bachelor posted 03-04-2010 07:54 PM 4535 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...and she said “yes”!

HUGE thanks to Frank of for some tips getting started and especially the inspiration from his incredible array of artful craftsmanship.

Again, I could use some better pictures here—the black background under the box makes it look like the hole goes all the way through (which of course it doesn’t).

I made this as a placeholder to “get the ball rolling,” and because I just really WANTED to take a shot at making her ring…. but indeed in the near future there will be a more traditional (and enduring) set of metal and rocks… hopefully before this ring dies in a horrible hot tub accident or gunfight or something! :-)

-- Dan B

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#1 posted 03-04-2010 08:00 PM

Gorgeous! And congratulations!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#2 posted 03-04-2010 08:21 PM

You can tell you are an LJ when…
1. Engagement ring is made from wood
2. Ring box is hand made from wood

You can also tell you are extremely fortunate when she says yes to something you made. The very best of wishes and dreams for the future.


PS: I’d consider getting the wedding ring made from a metal with some kind of stones in it.

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#3 posted 03-04-2010 08:46 PM

Congrats. And a very nice ring.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 03-04-2010 09:04 PM

OK, this looks like a project for me to try. Any tips you can give me for the construction techinque. I will check out the web site that you refrenced as well.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 09:28 PM

Right on! Looks good man

-- Jeff

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#6 posted 03-04-2010 10:35 PM

Looks great and congrats…

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

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RS Woodworks

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 01:15 AM

Looks good, congrats. That box looks familiar… hmmm….

:) :)


-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#8 posted 03-05-2010 01:43 AM


Nice, nice work! Both the ring an box look fantastic!

I know she’ll treasure them, and you should be proud!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#9 posted 03-05-2010 03:02 AM

Nice ring. At first I thought it was a flat segmented piece in the middle but it looks like it is wrapped around a lighter colored core. How did you do that? That is a very attractive piece. it would make a super gift for someone.

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

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#10 posted 03-05-2010 03:23 AM

Beautiful job on the ring. It looks outstanding.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#11 posted 03-05-2010 03:28 AM

very nice!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 03-05-2010 04:44 AM

Beautiful ring.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#13 posted 03-05-2010 07:29 AM

Outstanding! What a beeautifull ring with a fantsastic box to go with it. Congrats on the job well done.

Keep it up.


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

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#14 posted 03-05-2010 03:08 PM

did you say, wood you marry me. when you gave it to her. lol

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#15 posted 03-06-2010 05:09 AM

i wish my wife wood’ve accepted a wooden ring lol…instead $3000 later… lol

-- M.K.

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