|Project by Drew||posted 03-13-2012 08:00 PM||2550 views||10 times favorited||4 comments|
My first attempt at wooden rings.
My girlfriend showed me a picture of a wooden ring and asked if I could make one for her. I didn’t have any idea how to make one, but after looking at a few pictures and doing some reverse engineering I came up with a plan.
I started by gluing some blanks of Walnut and Maple together for the out side of the ring.
Glued that to a waste block and started turning. I drilled a hole in the middle of the laminate and started working down the outside.
Then I started on the core. I glued a blank of Maple to a waste block, drilled a 5/8” hole in the middle then turned it to the desired ring size.
Then I turned down the outside until the outer ring fit perfect. then glued them together.
I then shaped the outside of the ring a bit, parted it off, then a little hand sanding to finish it off.
Here is another one I did using this same technique.
After about a half dozen of these I started making Bentwood Rings. I will show some of these in another Project.
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