Ribbon Handle Ring Box 6th Anniversary

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Project by mbfunke posted 03-31-2012 08:14 PM 1665 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 08:43 PM

great looking little bocx. The bent wood ribbon is really nice. I’m sure your wife appreciated the box as muxh as the ring.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 08:43 PM

I hope you end up with some good wifey points for this one! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 12:03 AM

Love the way that ribbon came out, really cool

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 01:41 AM

Very cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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