Cocobolo and Cherry rings

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and one begat two.

since my last post I’ve sold a few more rings, new ones (new sizes) off the one’s I’ve posted on Etsy.
This pair I made last month for a couple from church, who renewed their vows on the beach in Maine a few weeks ago.

Both rings are cut from the same glue up, so are nearly identical in grain pattern and color. Finished with sanding sealer then a bath in walnut oil. This seems to keep the rings from darkening as much from just an oil finish. Cocobolo can be sanded really smooth and buffed using its own oils (as I did with a bottle stopper) but as some people react to these tropical exotics, (I really noticed an effect from the sanding dust the first time, and have since always used a respirator), additional protection for something wearable seemed in order.

To say they were beyond thrilled with these rings would be putting it mildly.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 10-05-2009 03:38 PM

Mighty pretty!!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 06:20 PM

Very interesting and well done.
If you up size them to about 1 1/2” in diameter you could make matching napkin rings, which at first glance is what I thought they were….until I saw the coins. Napkin rings make great Xmas gifts.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 03:15 AM

Gorgeous! I can see why they were thrilled.

-- John @

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 03:22 AM

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 06:40 AM

Beautifull rings! Love the color combos.

Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 05:45 PM

Got an order for another one of these babies this weekend… Now, i’m in the process of making up a few extra blanks, just waiting to be sized!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 10:27 PM

great looking rings…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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