|Project by PurpLev||posted 08-29-2010 03:38 AM||1948 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
My wife asked me to make her a ring holder in the shape of a pyramid or some sort to have a dedicated place for the rings as sometimes they need to be searched for 8o) .
At first I thought I’d rig my drill press to turn something, but thought it may be too much trouble at the moment while I’m still trying to organize the garage, plus I didn’t feel like messing around with jigs and fixtures – although in the future I may set something up. I ended up shaping this entirely with my block plane and a HD rasp. I kinda like how it came out.
Someone posted a while back how small a cutoff needs to be to be trashed. This ring holder was actually made of a cuttoff piece of curly maple that I used to make my #6 plane tote It’s made from the cutoff piece behind the tote where you can see the initial curve that I used as a base for this holder:
I chiseled the waste as close as I could to my planned shape, and rasped the rest while also rounding it all off. the bottom was then chamfered to give it a distinct looks like it’s a free standing piece.
Finish is 1 coat of BLO, and 2 coats of oil poly (minwax)
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