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Project by john2005 posted 03-23-2013 04:05 AM 1158 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a friend of mine got married and got a wooden wedding ring (he’s an electrician) Suffice to say that once I saw it I couldn’t rest till I had made my own. The first 4 or 5 were kind of ugly, not quite round, not uniform in thickness, poor finish. But they got me to where I could make one I was proud of. The first three pics are all the same style ring. I believe the veneer I used on the outside to be purpleheart, but I don’t know what the inside is. Thats the downside to buying a mixed exotic pack. The second three are of 2 rings, one that I made for my wife and I. Hers is out of our apple tree in the back yard. Mine is back to the mixed pack so I don’t know the species. They have been fun to make and we have currently been wearing them for over a month with little evidence of wear. Thanks for lookin

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.





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#1 posted 03-23-2013 10:21 AM

Nice work, I always like looking at these. Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-23-2013 11:00 AM

they look great – I’d like to know more about the process in making them – I’d like to make some myself -

one thing in particular – how do you size them?

Nice work

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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#3 posted 03-23-2013 12:09 PM

Congrats on figuring out how make those beautiful rings. It took me a lot more than 4 or 5 not so good ones to be able to make nice ones.

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#4 posted 03-23-2013 01:15 PM

Very nice work. They are beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-23-2013 07:22 PM

Hello john2005

Very nice Well done

I always like the wood rings

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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glen

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#6 posted 03-23-2013 10:50 PM

Good job! I’ve made a few myself by turning them on the lathe and have been meaning to do some bentwood versions like yours. High five!

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 01:51 PM

They’re lovely, just the right size and thinness and great finish. Shows great self control and patience. Well done!

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#8 posted 03-27-2013 01:31 AM

Those look great. How do you make those?

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john2005

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#9 posted 03-27-2013 06:47 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. @ medsker, very slowly in a well lighted room ;)

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#10 posted 04-04-2013 09:35 PM

The darker wood looks and awful lot like Cocobolo, rather than purple Heart

-- measure twice, cut once, curse less! Andrew, Brookens Wood Floors

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john2005

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#11 posted 08-24-2013 09:13 PM

Well it was a sad day. I broke one of the rings. I have been wearing the really dark one since Feb and this last weekend it broke. It held up very well to scratches and so on in that time though. Basically I smashed my hand between a keg of beer and a door jamb. I didn’t really feel it till I tried to pick up the next keg (it was my cousins wedding) Thats when I noticed the break. I am quite sure had it been a traditional gold band we would have had to cut it off. So it was kind of a pro and a con. I was impressed with how much it took to break though.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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#12 posted 02-20-2014 04:14 PM

man i would really like one of these? interesting in selling one? thanks!

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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john2005

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#13 posted 02-20-2014 07:52 PM

Interested? Yes. Would I? Probably not. I made a few for Christmas presents this year and discovered I have an allergy to the glue. One hour of work on them equals five days of stuffy congested, can’t-see-past-my-nose crap. Let’s just say that I would do it but the price would be staggering. Sorry. They are really simple though. You should make your own.

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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