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Project by scrappy posted 1363 days ago 1676 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another stab at making a ring. This one has over 70 pieces of wood in it.

I was at a small pawn shop yesterday and bought a carving tool for the wife. I was telling the owner about LJ’s and my wood working when he offered me some wood free. Never to turn down free wood I said sure!

What he brought out had come in with some other tools in a box. He did not know what the guy had been doing with them but offered them to me. They are glue ups of various wood all about 1/4 thick with a 1/32 thick between them, that were then sliced to 1/32 thick. They all have 1/2 holes in the center. Don’t know what was being made with them or if they are trimmings but, I figured to use them for something. Got 19 of these.

This morning I was cleaning up the shop(boy did it need that)haha, was deciding were to put these and an idea hit me. What about a layered segmented ring? and here we are.

Used 2 pieces cut into quarters, staggered the layers, and glued 8 layers together. Drilled center to 3/4 and sanded to fit my finger. Chucked up on the lathe and turned outside to shape. A little tung oil and it is done.

Not sure what I will do with the other pieces but keep an eye out for more rings.

Please leave all comments and critiques. Thanks for looking.

Scrappy

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





11 comments so far

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dustbunny

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#1 posted 1363 days ago

NICE !!
Definitely a conversation piece.
And a beautiful one at that !

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 1363 days ago

Wow! This is very interesting, and tiny! And it looks like you have enough wood there to make a set of napkin rings. Nice work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 1363 days ago

Nice Job Scrappy….. That is being creative!! I like to glue various materials together too just to see how they look when they are turned.

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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eddy

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#4 posted 1363 days ago

looks cool, great wood find looking foward to seeing this wed.

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Karson

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#5 posted 1363 days ago

Scrappy: A great use of new-found materials.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 1363 days ago

Cool ring. Very unique too. Now you have to make one to fit Scrappy’s Squirt!!

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

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sras

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#7 posted 1363 days ago

That sure has a lot of character! Looks to me like like it could use a glossy finish …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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jim1953

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#8 posted 1362 days ago

Great Lookin Ring

-- Jim, Kentucky

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 1362 days ago

Scrappy, that is just BEAUTIFUL!
Great Job! I’ve been away for A little bit! And I been looking on LJ’s to see if any rings have been made.
And WOW! look what you did! Great one.
You can send me some of that wood, I’ll put it to good use for ya’
Can’t wait to see more, keep it up!
Thanks for sharing.

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

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rance

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#10 posted 1362 days ago

You did good with keeping the scraps from being tossed. An enough to do many more.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Marco Cecala

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#11 posted 1344 days ago

I need to hang out with you more, free wood at a pawn shop!

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