Segmented Canisters Made With My RingMaster

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Project by deparrott posted 11-25-2013 11:12 PM 1710 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood for this project came from a bunch of new, discarded kitchen cabinet doors from a local factory. I’ve been storing them for over 20 years, not really knowing what to do with them. I finally came up with a plan. I started by cutting a few of the doors into 9 equal strips, each being 2” wide. Then I cut each strip into 12 equal pieces, and glued a circle from them to make a 2” wide ring. I made the tenth ring the accent ring by making it from Jatoba (also called Brazilian Cherry). Each of the 10 rings has to be cut apart 4 more times in order to produce 4 different sized thin rings that are then stacked to make the canisters. There was a lot of gluing, cutting apart, re gluing, cutting apart again, and gluing some more. I spun them on my wood lathe to help keep the rings centered during that process. The bottom and the lid are cut from the same doors and turned round. The knobs are Jatoba to match the accent ring. Each canister required 10 rings/or layers, each layer is made from 12 pieces of wood, then add the solid bottom, the lid, and the handle….that means each canister is made of 123 pieces of wood. Grand total? I cut 492 pieces for the set. A never circulated 2013 penny, set flush in the bottom of each canister. This set was quickly snatched up my my Wife.


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#1 posted 11-25-2013 11:44 PM

Looks great. That is a lot of cutting/gluing though – you’ve got tons more patience than I do.

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 02:14 AM

Just wow…very cool and pretty!

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 08:23 AM

Great job

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 05:48 PM

Very beautiful canisters! No wonder the wife loves it. Like the use of old wood and that they stack. Great job!

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#5 posted 12-01-2013 02:26 PM

Nicely nesting boxes. Wow! that’s a lotta glueing.

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 12:23 AM

I just bought a ring master. Looking forward to making some sets. Nice job man.

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