Exotic Wooden Rings

Exotic Wooden Rings
 
Woodcraft Chris avatar
Woodcraft ChrisPublished on 11/6/2016

I want to share these rings that I've been making. I was originally making them all by hand but I recently purchased a lathe, which has made the process much easier. When making these you will be drilling into the face grain. The method I use is to start with a forstner bit to cut the inside of the ring and around the outside with my scroll saw. I then move over to the lathe and slide it onto a tapered spindle to contour the edges and sand. Finish them with super glue and wet sand to polish.

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What you will need

Some sort of hardwood (the harder the better) I like to check the janka hardness scale and pay close attention to the tightness of the grain pattern

How to do this project

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What I've used to figure out the ring sizes.

What I've used to figure out the ring sizes.

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Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael Sanches11/6/2016 ☰
Looks Great! Can you share the entire process next time you do them?
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Woodcraft Chris11/6/2016 ☰
Thanks Rafael. Yes I can, these are already made obviously but I think it would be cool to take pictures and maybe even videos step by step. Do you have an example of what you see as a great tutorial type post you're ultimately looking for? Nice app, I've had it downloaded for months but just opened it for the first time. I will definitely be using it regularly now. Thanks again.
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Laura Flores avatar
Laura Flores12/5/2016 ☰
Cool! This is really cool. My friend bough a wooden ring from Mexico the was made the way you describe and I fortunately it broke along the grain, I'm not sure if u have come across this issue. Any how I actually made 2 rings with veneer, they are strong if u wanna give that a try!. I also have an etsy store http://etsy.me/2gagk0h 😊
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