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01-10-2016 08:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood wedding ring

Hi everyone! I’m getting married here in a few months and my fiancée is a really sentimental guy and we’ve been having a hard time picking out his ring because he doesn’t feel like they have any real significance. So the solution I came up with is to make his ring myself out of wood (with some help from my dad who is a wood worker). However, I’m a bit worried about how well it will hold up. Like will it warp if he wears it in the shower or crack? Is wood even durable enough for something he’ll be wearing so much? What kinds of wood would be best? Any techniques when making it that might help or sealants/ preservatives?


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#1 posted 01-10-2016 08:37 PM

I’ve never turned a wooden ring, so I don’t have any real-life experience, but you should look at this blog entry:
http://lumberjocks.com/FrankLad/blog/8627

I think doing a test ring and trying different finishes when exposed to water will a) allow you to work out the problems with a prototype and b) let you know if it’s going to be something you are happy with.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 01:36 AM

Don’t do it! Wood won’t hold up over time and he’ll feel awful when he breaks it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 02:38 AM

I agree with gfadvm. A few people make solid wooden rings, but they seem like they would be more of a novelty. A wedding ring should be made to last at least 40 or 50 years, maybe more.

If you are really set on making a wooden ring, then maybe you could use a metal core. Search for “wood ring metal core”. You will find stainless steel and titanium along with instructions on how to make rings.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 03:18 AM

Here’s a metal core option

http://www.bangleguy.com/RIng_Supplies.html

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 03:26 AM

Here’s another option that looks like might will hold up OK – https://makesomething.tv/how-make-wood-rings

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 03:52 AM

Here’s my wedding ring I made using one of the titanium cores from bangle guy. I used CA as finish and had to redo it after about a year.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/106214

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 12:17 PM

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#8 posted 01-11-2016 01:07 PM

Moisture is the enemy, as well as manual labor.

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#9 posted 01-12-2016 12:09 AM

you could do like when we were kids. We would take a 50c piece tap the edge with a spoon and it would start to flatten, keep at it and it makes a ring.

Like the others, wood will not hold up. You could get some other material for pen making and do one of those. It would still be handmade and sentimental, but be a synthetic material. They make some wild ones.

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#10 posted 01-15-2016 08:50 PM

There’s a number of people out there who make rings out of quarters. It seems to be a fairly simple DIY process. Get one from where you met, were engaged or are going to be married. You can do it by the year too.

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