2 new rings

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Project by Razorbak91313 posted 01-02-2012 03:44 AM 1566 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not posted for a while but wanted to especially show off these two rings I just completed. The first is some Acrylawood brand box elder burl that was stabilized with resin and magenta/pink colored dye added to highlight the wood. The second ring is made from 10 thin layers glued together. Unfortunately I don’t know the type of wood cause it was just a random piece of veneer I had gotten in a large pack. But it has a nice shimmer to the wood and the edges of the wood really catches the light so as you turn the ring it looks like streaks of light are shooting around the ring on each layer.
Both of these were finished with CA glue which is the first time I have used nothing but CA to finish off a ring and I was very happy with the results.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 03:50 AM

Well done! I’ve got to give that (ringmaking) a shot one of these days. I’m sure that my 3 Granddaughters would love them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 03:53 AM

Those are neat. How do they hold up?

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 05:44 AM

Beautiful rings a fantastic job.

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 05:49 AM

I know a few electricians and machinists spouses that would love those!

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 05:55 AM

WOW…These are awesome. I would LOVE to make some of these for my daughter. Would you be willing to share how you made them? Or if you would prefer to keep it your trade secret, I completely respect that too. I would just love to give it a shot.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 06:44 PM

Jen, the rings hold up very well. I use a thin ca glue on the rings so that it soaks in and strengthens the wood – works really well on the more porus woods. Some of the harder woods will even hold up well with those who are a bit rougher on rings. Of course it is wood and they can be broken, but I have found that as long as the ring is made thick enough (2-2.5mm) that they work well, and wider rings are of course stronger. I have only had one break so far by accident, and that was one of my early ones that I gave to a teenage to test. I have broken a number of rings on purpose to test out the stength and have found that you have to make an effort to break them.
Alfa, no real secret, just lots of practice, especially with getting the finish right. There are a number of ways to make them and many guides on the forums, some of which are really good. Just do a search for making rings. The process you chose to take depends alot of what tools you have and personal skill and preference.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 04:35 AM

Thanks for pointing me in the right diection. I have NEVER seen or HEARD of wooden rings before. Maybe I dont get out much…lol…but I appreciate your advice. These are just beautiful. Great work. Thanks for the post!

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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