Figured maple rings

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 09-13-2011 05:19 AM 1152 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of rings made from figured maple.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 09-13-2011 08:14 PM

what did you use on the wood to help strengthen it and keep them from cracking or breaking? Have heard some people use a thin crazy glue and just put a couple of coats with some sanding between coats.

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 11:19 PM

@Razorback91313: The finish is a commercial mix of carnuba wax and mineral oil (Howard Butcher Block Conditioner). I’ve only broken rings (or bracelets) if the fit on my tenon is too tight. Depending on how much work I’ve got into a piece (or how good the wood is looking), I might glue it to repair it and continue. Often I just toss the broken pieces in the firewood pile and start again. But once they’re done, I haven’t had a problem with breakage. When I glue them to repair them, I have had better luck with regular wood glue. I use CA glue for other things with good success, but here for some reason, it hasn’t worked well for me. FYI: I primarly use the Howard Conditioner because the polys or high-tech finishes bother my wife’s skin.

-- Aaron

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