Second Ring

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Project by scrappy posted 06-05-2009 06:59 AM 3175 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the second ring I have made. Decided to get a little fancier with this one. Used more layers and split the center layer into 12 pieces with ebony strips between, set at 15 degree angle.

I will some day get some veneer and this will be a LOT easier. Re-sawing boards this thin is NOT fun. Over all this is only .680 inside diam. x .850 outside diam. x .250 wide.

Total 28 pieces.

Ebony and another unknown wood. ( gotta love those cut off bins ) :-)

The unknown wood is very dense with a fine grain. The color in the pictures is a little off. It is a very pale pink. Also it darkened with the hand wipe poly.

Took a sugestion from reading one of the pen turner tips and tricks. Mounted this onto one of my small drum sanders for the dremel, Put it in the drill press and sanded while spinning. Went to 1200 grit, added hand wipe poly and sanded while wet to help fill the pores in the wood. Then buffed with cotton t-shirt while spinning. Really like the way the finnish came out.

I would also like to thank Junji and FrankLad for their inspiration and tips on makeing rings. Thank you.

The only problem I had was when I drilled the center out. Was helping the Squirt make a ring last night and got confused on the drill size. Hers was 5/8 mine was supposed to be 3/4. I ended up drilling this out at 5/8 so it doesn’t fit! The good news…..My wife just loves it, and it fits her perfectly. ( scored points again)

Please leave all comments, good and bad. Am allways trying to improve so constructive criticism is good feed back. ( you can’t hurt my feelings )

Thank you for looking.


P.S. No I don’t have a lathe.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 06-05-2009 07:15 AM

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 12:48 PM

Wow, this one is much much fancier than the 1st one you made. And I like this one better.
I am also making more rings and trying many things, I will post mines later… There are lots of things I still don’t know or not good enough, but there is one certain thing, MAKING RINGS CAN’T BE STOPPED! It’s just fun! And I guess you feel the same too.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 01:12 PM

that looks awesome, love the segmentation!
nice work!

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 02:08 PM

Scrappy, that rings looks fantastic

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 06-05-2009 02:18 PM

I absolutely love this. What a great design, and perfect colors for it, too. I tried to think of some feedback for you, but I can’t. I want one!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#6 posted 06-05-2009 02:27 PM

incredible! especially without w lathe, would be great tro see a video or step by step of how you make these – thanks!

-- John - Central PA -

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#7 posted 06-05-2009 03:42 PM

That is a FINE ring, Scrappy! Very, very nice work!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#8 posted 06-06-2009 04:24 AM

Thank you for all the great comments.

Since I made this one too small I am planing on makiing another. Will try to do a Step-By-Step in a blog to show how it’s done. Not sure if I can figure out a video, unless I have the Squirt do my camara work for me. haha ( she does like photography also)

Thanks Again


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 06-06-2009 05:02 AM

That is absolutely gorgeous. But I think you have way more patience than I have cutting those 28 pieces. I can’t wait to read your blog about it.

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#10 posted 06-07-2009 09:42 PM

Posted a blog on how this is done. Hope you all enjoy.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 06-08-2009 12:55 AM

ANother fine example of what can be done without a lathe. Job well done.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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