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Walnut + Maple Ring (1st try)

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Project by Eddie posted 207 days ago 833 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was kind enough to give me a Saturday afternoon off from any parenting duties. So I ran out to the shop and to try making my first ring.

Apparently my skin chemistry doesn’t like tungsten rings and tarnished my wedding band. I have been wanting to replace it for years now.

I made this pice by glueing some scrap together
Then drilling out the middle as close to my finger size as I could find.
Then I shaped the outside with a disk sander and eyeballed it into round.
I ran it through the grits until about 800 and did the final shaping
Then I applied 3 layers of CA.
Ran it back through the grits up to 4000 and then my buffing wheel/compound.

I am happy with the results and I will definitely be making more!





7 comments so far

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#1 posted 207 days ago

Very nice job

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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deltawing

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#2 posted 207 days ago

Nice work Eddie > so this is the “sandwich” method ? I’ve tried rolling a length of material around a mandrel or dowel – with little success. I will give this a go- thxs

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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Pie

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Wow Great job, I gotta make one.

-- Pie

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Eddie

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#4 posted 207 days ago

@Deltawing—from what I understand the bent wood style you’re referring to is stronger but harder to do.
I made sure to turn each laminated piece a 1/3 turn so the end grain (weak point) was not all in one place.

Only time will tell how well it will hold up- I will wear it daily and don’t plan to avoid contact with water. Hopefully the CA glue will be a good barrier.

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chuditch

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#5 posted 207 days ago

G’day….I have been playing a round with trying to make good quality rings for sometime…Not Happy with my results. Will have some Bangle Guy Ring cores to show shortly but they tend to be expensive by the time they get to this part of Australia. Eddie, when you say you ‘turn each laminated piece a 1/3 turn’ what do you mean..? Also do you do all of your shaping on the disk sander and complete the finish by hand….I have been using a lathe to do most of mine….George

-- WoodWrite, Busselton, Western Australia. woodwrite@iinet.net.au

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Eddie

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#6 posted 206 days ago

@chuditch—sorry that wasn’t a clearer description. In the assembly photos you can see my little squares before I laminated them. For my ring I only use 3 pieces. I laid them in too of eachother but rotated each piece 1/3 turn (60 degrees so the grain did not line up. Does that make more sense? If not I could try to snap a pic.

Also, I did all the shaping by hand on the disk sander and rounded the edges with loose sand paper.
I would like to use the lathe for it but I do not have the right pieces for it.

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Brett

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#7 posted 206 days ago

Very nice!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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