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Project by Drew posted 03-13-2012 08:00 PM 2416 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

-- That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ― Aldous Huxley





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TDSpade

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 02:41 AM

I really like this,very well done.

-- For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 09:24 AM

Awesome work! I really like it!
I have not seen this way of doing a ring.
Great job! Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 01:09 AM

nice job keep up good work

-- Chad Manzanitaman

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#4 posted 03-28-2013 10:18 PM

Very nice! Are you now making bentwood rings to solve the durability issue of wood rings using the “bored” method? Would like to see that process as well.
Thanks!

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