|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-01-2010 04:17 AM||1939 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I saw some rings made by some LJ’s and decided to make a few to see if I could do it. My grandaughter
( princess #3) said she would like a wood ring for her and her little grilfriend at school. I made 2 of them from purple heart and maple( 5 layers) and the purple heart cracked loose on both of them( no pictures). So, I thought I’d make them some solid wood ones out of Apricot and also make one for me out of Osage Orange.
Here they are: They are easy to turn and I made a split mandrel to hold them for the second cut to finish the second side. They have been polished with EEE and finished with Shellawax and then I clear lacquered them to make them resist water and hold the shine.
Notce the difference in grain direction. I think they look good either way!
I just added some pics of the mandrel I use to turn the second side of the ring to finish it. I put the mandrel in the nylon collet I made for my wood lathe chuck. Then to hold the ring, I just tighten the 1/4-20 flat head cap screw in the center and the mandrel expands to hold the ring tight. I found that the mandrel expands about .060” so I made three of them for the most popular sized rings
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!