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Project by RichInPreston posted 02-25-2013 08:08 AM 1008 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Purpleheart and Spalted Beech ring box I turned to hold the engagement ring I wanted to give my partner, Sue. She’s now my fiancee so that worked out well :)
The box is cut with a wavy line whilst still square then put back together. Mounted in the lathe, I turned the outside then hollowed each half in turn, having turned down the Spalted Beech insert which I mounted in the Purpleheart, hollowed down to match the inside of the piece then finished.
I think I got the idea for the box from another project on LJs but can’t remember who so if anyone knows, let me know and I’ll put them in here somehow :)
Also wanted to post something on Lumberjocks as I’ve got so many great ideas from the guys on here over the past 18 months or so.

Rich





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 03:14 PM

Beautiful! You need more shots of it to show the spalted beech!........ one of my favorite woods!!

I love your process. I’ll have to try that!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 03:22 PM

Beautiful!! I agree with Jim!! More Pics Please!!

Welcome to Lumberjocks!!

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

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glen

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 04:09 PM

Wow – that’s a great box! And congratulations!

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RichInPreston

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 06:29 PM

Thanks for the positive comments guys. It’s a bit intimidating putting stuff up first time around when there’s so many skilled people here so getting good feedback is great. Not been turning long so still experimenting a lot to find the ways of doing things that suit me best. I will try and get some more pics up. For some reason, I only took one decent one of this.

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Vicki

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 10:10 PM

Beautiful box. Congrats on the engagement. I’d love to see more pics too to understand how you did it. I got a lathe for Christmas, but haven’t started yet. That looks like a project I would love.

You wouldn’t happen to be from Preston, MD by any chance?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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RichInPreston

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#6 posted 02-25-2013 11:32 PM

I’m not sadly. Preston in the UK. I’m going to try and sort out some more pictures and am still trying to hunt down the place I go the idea from as well.
Thanks for the nice comment :)

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Vicki

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 04:15 PM

Thanks Rich. I was hoping there was a turner nearby. The Preston in MD is only 20 miles away.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 02-27-2013 04:37 PM

Gorgeous ring box! Definitely suited the right occasion on popping up the big question. Congrats on the engagement and great turning.

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