Striped Ring Box

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Project by odie posted 11-23-2008 04:55 PM 3791 views 20 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK Russel, here’s the first project I’ve posted in many moons. It is the very popular “ring box”. Half of you have probably have made one already. This one is slightly unique. It’s a great way to get rid of those scraps you’ve been burning or saving for a freeloading friend (LOL). You know who you are.

This box measures 5” x 4” x 3” and is a combination of Maple and Peruvian Walnut. I make four sizes of these and this one being the largest. I specialize in the boxes with the fancy joinery, but these ring boxes pay the bills.

The finish is tung oil and then buffed out using The Beall Wood Buff system :

I have included a couple of pictures to give you an idea of its construction. I am creating a series of podcasts of many of my construction methods. This box is the first, and only one of you has seen it. It’s still in a secret location.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#1 posted 11-23-2008 04:57 PM

Your boxes are just beautiful Odie.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#2 posted 11-23-2008 04:59 PM

Sweet Little Box!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 11-23-2008 05:03 PM


You are my Hero lol, very nice Box, I could only Dream to have Nice wood like that. The government don’t provide me with enough money to do anything with lol.

It appears that you used a Scroll Saw, and if that is a Scroll Saw, it looks like an Older one. Very good work, I would be interested in learning now to do that designs myself, I’ve never made one of them yet, never heard of them actually.

I’ve seen boxes being made with the Scroll Saw, but never attempted any, i use mainly Oak ply and Baltic Ply, maybe I will Laminate Several Pieces of Baltic Ply together to give it a Texture and cut it out and see what I got…

Really Cool.


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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#4 posted 11-23-2008 05:18 PM

Gorgeous box Odie. You can pay a lot of bills with projects like that. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 11-23-2008 05:29 PM

Thanks for the post, Odie. Don’t worry, your trade secrets will be safe with us. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 11-23-2008 05:35 PM

Thanks Odie. Believe me when I say I appreciate this post. The box is quite spiffy, as are your others on your website.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 11-23-2008 05:46 PM

Good idea, looks great.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 11-23-2008 08:51 PM

Free-loading, naw, I pay with sweets. He must be talking about someone else…

Great bandsaw box!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#9 posted 11-23-2008 09:39 PM

I like it! Looking forward to the podcasts on construction technique.

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#10 posted 11-23-2008 10:52 PM

damn odie—-your killin’ my wood supply!!!

GREAT BOX…this is very nice…I love the combo of woods…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 11-23-2008 10:54 PM

Absolutely Awesome Odie, I sure wirs I were your free loading friend! LOL!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#12 posted 11-23-2008 11:08 PM

Nice one Odie & great review as well.
P.S where is this secret location?.
SPY Pictures, Images and Photos

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 11-24-2008 01:53 AM

Very nice Odie. We don’t spill any secrets, we’ll all friends here.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 11-24-2008 01:14 PM

Great little box!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 11-24-2008 07:27 PM

What, no double dovetails? AAaaaahhh, looks good Odie. Like a little treasure chest. AARRR.

-- Happy woodworking!

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