|Forum topic by GJak||posted 12-31-2015 07:27 PM||710 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-31-2015 07:27 PM
I’ve read the forums here and there for insights on various projects but this will be my first post looking for help. I apologize in advance if I am posting this in the wrong sections.
I consider myself a novice woodworker with a very modest set of tools and I am trying to cut a perfect circle out of a 3/16 sheet of walnut. The circle needs to be 1 1/2” in diameter and will act as an inlay in a solid cube made out of beach. The first thing that came to mind was a hole saw on the drill press but I wouldn’t know what size to use when accounting for the width of the teeth to achieve a perfect 1 1/2” (or if that is even possible). Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
The finished project is meant to be a engagement ring box for my girlfriend, here is a little background.
The cube was cut from a beach limb that i trimmed and dried a few months ago. I cut a round slab and turned it into a 2 1/2 inch cube that is 2 inches tall. The sides were sanded down with the end grain on the top and bottom of the cube. I then drilled a 1 1/2 inch diameter hole into the top center of the box to a depth slightly less than that of the 3/16 walnut sheet. In the center of that shallow hole I drilled a 1 inch diameter hole to a depth of 1 1/2 inches that will hold the ring. The goal is to cut a circle out of the walnut that will sit in the shallow drill hole above the ring giving it the appearance of a solid block with a flush circular inlay. A magnet will then be placed on the underside of the walnut round and the box will be opened by touching a steel skeleton key to the lid and lifting up to reveal the ring.