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Project by littlecope posted 07-30-2010 10:47 PM 1819 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The many Wooden Rings that I’ve seen here on LJ’s inspired me to attempt to make one for my Girlfriend… but first, I had to make one for myself to see how it went…
They ended up taking about a minute to mark, five minutes to cut, and about ten minutes to file and sand!!
These were made from a couple small scraps left-over from the “Cribbing Block” Box, which was either Red Oak or Beech… I finished them by simply giving them repeated baths in a small bowl of wipe-on poly…
I wanted a flat “face” on them, not sure what I’m going to put on their faces yet, if anything… I have zero skill at artistry or carving of any kind; even initials would be beyond me!!
But the Wood looks pretty good by itself, at least for now…
I’m thinking I’ll be making more of these… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 10:57 PM

Very cool. They look great and they are fun to make.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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YorkshireStewart

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 11:09 PM

I’d say leave ‘em just as they are. Delightful!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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MarkR

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 11:13 PM

Really nice work, first time I’ve seen something like this and I think it’s great :D

-- Mark, http://www.routerforums.com | Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/routerforums

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whitedog

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 11:54 PM

Great…I like them

-- Paul , Calfornia

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-31-2010 12:02 AM

Nice rings, Mike, Now you need a stone to epoxy to the front. There are all kinds of them and all shapes in a catalog from Rio Grande, An emerald would look nice in there!...........Jim

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

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lew

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#6 posted 07-31-2010 12:09 AM

Great looking rings, Mike!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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littlecope

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#7 posted 07-31-2010 12:13 AM

Thanks, Everybody!!
Jim, that is a Great Idea!! I’ll have to try it… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 07-31-2010 12:28 AM

BEAUTIFUL MIKE!

Barb loves them!

-- -** 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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christopheralan

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#9 posted 07-31-2010 12:34 AM

Well done Mike! An initial burned on the flat would look cool too. Or, mabey a purple heart, bloodwood, or walnut inlay. Great done, man. They look great!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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ellen35

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#10 posted 07-31-2010 01:24 AM

Nice work, Mike… but it is not a box!! ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Loucarb

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#11 posted 07-31-2010 01:51 AM

Great job Mike. If you don’t want to try the carving, maybe you could try to inlay a stone or something, just a thought.

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patron

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#12 posted 07-31-2010 05:52 AM

how about inlaying a wooden hinge ,
she could put it on easier .

with the time you have in this ,
make some to experiment on .

maybe you can come up with a little lift lid ,
with your picture in it ,
like one of those lockets ?

-- 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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brunob

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#13 posted 07-31-2010 05:58 AM

How about epoxying a piece of contrasting wood in the shape of a stone?

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#14 posted 07-31-2010 07:02 AM

Super work Mike neat rings. I like their design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ppsolusions

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#15 posted 07-31-2010 07:07 AM

Very neat!

-- -Bill, Florida, http://www.do-it-yourself-better.com

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