|Project by chris1228||posted 09-19-2011 04:44 AM||1862 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I am always trying to find “outside the box” gifts for my wife, so with our 13th anniversary immanent I decided on trying to replicate her engagement ring. At first, I wasn’t even sure that I could do anything that delicate and small. Knowing that the band would be thin and some of the areas of the ring had openings in them, I went with the hardest piece of wood that I had in my shop at the moment. That happened to be a piece of red oak. I began by cutting out a piece 2”x2”. I used a forstner bit to drill a hole slightly smaller than the finger hole in the middle of the piece. Then I drew the outline of the original ring onto the piece, rough cut it out on the scroll saw. I then cut the thickness down on the bandsaw, then went to work with knife, drimmel, drill, and a whole lot of work. It is hard to see all of the detail from the pics, but I was pleased with the outcome. I am going to put a high gloss clear finish on it, and I am making a ring box for it.
-- Chris - Tallassee, AL.