First attempt at a ring.

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Project by John posted 03-24-2013 04:32 AM 1329 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first go at a ring not sure what the wood is but the super glue coating trick I read about on here works like a champ. Does anyone have a guess at what kind of wood this is?

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#1 posted 03-24-2013 08:56 AM

Hi John,
Absolutely beautiful ring and stunning timber.
In my humble opinion you have a piece of “Malaysan Blackwood”.
Have a look at ‘Islewoods’ from Honolulu on Ebay. I recently purchased two pieces and it looks identical to your piece.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 03-24-2013 03:27 PM

Great job… Looiking good.

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

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 02:55 AM

Stunning. What finish did you use? I am thinking of making my first ring this week.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 03:21 AM

The finish is super glue it was still wet when I took the picture. It dried a bit darker but I am buffing it out trying to bring the shine back.

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Craig Havran

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#5 posted 03-28-2013 08:35 PM

Nice ring, John. I use a plastic polish (One Step) on all of my CA finishes (pens, rings, bracelets) and it works wonderfully at bringing the shine back out. Best of luck!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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