2 Sets of Napkin Rings

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 09-24-2015 10:57 AM 1389 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Two sets of napkin rings that I made from scrap wood. I used a hole saw with two nested cutters in my drill press to cut these out from a piece of oak that I found along the road and some cut-offs of my ‘wedgewood’.

Once the rings were cut, I sanded the outside edges with my mounted belt sander and the insides I sanded by hand. Then I used the belt sander to put bevels in the rings, sort of like teeth. It adds some dimension to them.

I finished these with a few coats of boiled linseed oil followed by a coat of bees wax which I rubbed in by hand.

I like the oak ones more than the pine, but the pine ones do have a slightly interesting feature with the changing grain pattern.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 02:04 PM

Yees,just what every table needs, nice work. Good idea. Always good to have them in kitchen accessories.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 10:45 PM

Great job. What is the diameter of the hole? Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Dave Rutan

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#3 posted 09-25-2015 10:34 AM

Great job. What is the diameter of the hole? Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

The hole is 1-1/4 inches in diameter. The napkin ring itself is 2-1/8 in. Looking at your projects, I think you might enjoy my next project.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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