|Project by mbfunke||posted 03-31-2012 08:14 PM||1365 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
For our 6th anniversary I wanted to give my wife something special and I thought about a ring my mother made that has 6 diamonds. The trouble is that I felt like I wasn’t doing any work for the gift and so it seemed like cheating. I don’t know why I look for things to be difficult, but I decided that the ring deserved a nice box.
Most of the ribbon handled boxes on this site are rather larger than a ring box and are usually made by shaping a single larger chunk of wood for the ribbon. I thought about this method but had no suitable stock and worried that the box would end up top heavy. SO the ribbon here is a series of thin strips bent and glued together. I think it looks nice and has a lighter appearance than the alternative method.
It was my first try, so clearly not perfect, but my wife absolutely loved it, the ring and the box. :)
Oh, almost forgot, for the ring holder I just cut some lengths of dowel and wrapped them in black velour. That turned out great and I was accused of lying about having made the interior (always a compliment.) Finally convinced the wife that I didn’t order this part. :)
Thanks for looking and happy wood working!
-- Mike Funke