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Poplar Ring Finished With CA

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Project by Fridgecritter posted 12-30-2012 08:30 PM 1025 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wouldn’t have known this was Poplar wood unless the tag from Home Depot was labeled as such. I am pretty ignorant to the different wood types by sight, but this was a cool looking greenish grey colored grain. I bought just a two foot by 3 inch length of it because I knew I was going to make rings from it. I also picked up a grinder and a buffer wheel assortment.

I didn’t use the buffer wheel on this ring because I thought I had some buffing compound but I couldn’t find it. I will use it on the next set of rings after I pick up some compound.

This ring was made the same way as the other one, with a hole drilled out of the wood, then enlarged using a Dremel tool, then the outer diameter cut out with a scroll saw and sanded to shape. I used CA on a tip from a couple jocks here, and used my wife’s nail buffing board to buff the finish out. It’s a size 9 and a half or so.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-30-2012 08:41 PM

Very nice ring, great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 08:44 PM

Thanks James. I appreciate it.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 08:47 PM

In case you are wondering where the other ring blank went, I had a couple of buddies over, and before we had a couple drinks in us, I showed them how I was making the rings. So the other blank was a ring made by a buddy. His is going to get some stain and wax at his house. If He posts photos I will share them here.

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#4 posted 12-30-2012 10:50 PM

Nice one Fridgecritter! Nice One!

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 05:59 PM

I made a walnut ring for my girlfriend the other day as an experiment. For my first time, it wasn’t too shabby.

How much abuse can wood rings take? Also, what type of finish do you guys put on them?

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Fridgecritter

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 08:06 PM

If you step on it, it will break. I made a couple of oak rings, and my 40 pound boy stepped on one of them in the garage and broke it. That was after the CA finish was applied to it too.

I am using Super Glue (Cyanoacrylate or CA) because someone suggested it here on Lumberjocks. It works really well, and takes abuse from a buffer wheel. Plus it dries really fast of course.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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sink_tinkler

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#7 posted 01-01-2013 09:24 PM

Ahh, ok. I keep seeing “CA”, and I had zero idea what it was.

Thanks for the tips, bud!

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