Go-Rilla Ring

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Project by rance posted 06-19-2011 05:22 AM 8890 views 50 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the contest stated that Gorilla glue must be used. I kinda took it to an extreme. Other than the glue itself, the only other ingredient is different kinds of sawdust. Yeah, sawdust. I had three flavors to choose from.

a) Very fine walnut dust from the sander. b) Table saw rip curls of walnut. and c) Planer curls of ash with a little bit of walnut included.


Now prepare a mold.


Lightly dampen the shavings with water to activate the glue. I chose to use the Walnut curls from ripping operations. Add Gorilla glue, mix, and fill the mold.


Once it is dry(24 hrs to fully cure), drill it out to fit a dowel. I just friction fit the ring blank to the dowel. Turn to shape and finish.


And the finished product. LOOK MOM, NO NAILS!!! :)
It fits my son’s finger.


Or as my “Pinkie Gorilla”.

You realize what this means… There is NO scrap too small to be useful for a project. Maybe someone could make a wooden dog treat from the bark of the tree. Get it… bark… dog treat… I kill me.

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

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 05:37 AM

Very cool!!!!!

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 05:51 AM


That’s really ingenious. You have a winner there!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 06-19-2011 06:05 AM

I’m impressed. Well done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 06-19-2011 06:11 AM

Takes some wild imagination to come up with a project like this! :))) This is crazy, and the ring looks great! Somehow, I smell a contest winner… ;)

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#5 posted 06-19-2011 06:15 AM

brilliant . this will have unimaginable industrial applications . you will be wealthy beyond your dreams.
Patent your secret process ASAP !

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#6 posted 06-19-2011 07:53 AM

I just love seeing somehting different & this is.
Well done who would have guessed glue & sawdust
Great job rance : ))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 08:40 AM

What contest is this? Really neat idea, I’ve often looked at the dust collector and wondered what it would be like if I glued it up.

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#8 posted 06-19-2011 10:49 AM

Very ingenious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You may have started a trend to save all our sawdust for an infinite variety of wood for projects!!

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

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#9 posted 06-19-2011 11:27 AM

Well I’ve used small scraps but now, thanks to this I can find a use even for the sawdust!

Nice one , Rance.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 06-19-2011 12:09 PM

hmmmm… that has the mind thinking. the ring looks awesome but now i’m wondering what other applications that concept could be used for.

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#11 posted 06-19-2011 12:13 PM

Mr Clever strikes again. Always thinking outside the box.
Thanks for letting me wear it for all of 10 seconds.
Contest ends Tuesday for those of you who have some time on your hands – like Rance. He used his time to put a ring on his hand!
The other thing I noticed is you don’t have one bandaid on – well at least that I can see.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#12 posted 06-19-2011 12:20 PM

I am impressed with the wonder of his ring and how to build! CONGRATULATIONS my friend!

-- António Guerreiro

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#13 posted 06-19-2011 01:20 PM

Good job Rance. You have me thinking about making a hat pin.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 06-19-2011 01:24 PM

Very nice ring Rance. Clever idea.

But leaf the humor alone. Seriously.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 06-19-2011 01:25 PM

Great Job! I like the look and the fact that you got completely out of the box on this one!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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