Turning a Small Ring box on the Lathe

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Blog entry by Brett posted 03-20-2012 02:27 PM 7100 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy Folks!

Looks like another lathe related video coming your way! I have soooo much fun turning things. I uploaded it in full HD and it took FOREVER! Whew, I am glad that is over. ha ha.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy the watching the process that I went through doing this little box. I call it a ring box because that is about all that will fit in it, it’s small. I actually thought of it for Valentines Day and I put a ring in one and gave it to my wife. If I were to store a ring in it, I would add some foam with a slot cut in it to hold the ring so it wouldn’t get beat up rolling around in the box.

Thanks for watching!


-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 02:29 PM

Thanks for putting John 3:16!

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 04:33 AM

Thanks for posting this, it was great to watch your tool positioning and technique, helped me tons.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 12:52 PM

Neat video and box. Thanks

-- Harry, Indiana

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 01:30 PM

What a lesson.
I have the same lathe (40-460) and love it.

Thanks for posting…

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#5 posted 03-23-2012 04:29 AM

Great video, very nice ring box. I enjoyed watching you turn it, good work.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 05:37 AM

Thank you everybody! This was a fun project all around, making the box and the video. I am glad that everyone has enjoyed it.


-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 01:37 PM

Great project. What kind of wood and what grade of sand paper did you use ?
I “favorited” it. Thanks for posting. Your technique is flawless imho.

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#8 posted 03-23-2012 02:46 PM

Thank you ed220! The wood is maple and I sanded it to 660 grit. As far as technique, good thing for editing software. It makes me look better than I am, especially when I can “cut” the mistakes! ha ha


-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#9 posted 09-04-2012 04:02 PM

Very nice ring box! What chuck are you using on that lathe? I’m about ready to dive deeper into turning and that’s probably my next purchase.

-- Jesse - Cape Cod, MA

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#10 posted 07-04-2014 09:07 PM

Nice job, I enjoyed watching the video

-- Marvin, Lancaster,Ca

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 07:40 PM

Nice video and good looking project!

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