Ring-without lathe.

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Project by Hagrid posted 11-12-2009 01:59 PM 2512 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

G’day All. This is my first posting, although I have had this completed for months.(Slack, maybe).
I learnt to do these rings from this wonderful site. And have since put it into practice many times. However, making bracelets using the same design have become very popular with the students at school. I have many of them asking “Hagrid, can you make me a bracelet… please”?

Firstly, I chose Red Cedar and Huon pine(both Aust timbers) for the first ring I made. I sandwiched the timbers togther, then cut a hole in the middle, followed by sanding and shaping. The first ring I dressed with a vegtable oil, as I didn’t want to upset any skin in may be in constant contact with.
I wont go into too much discription as it has been done before.
Take care, regards Hagrid
PS The first photo of the three rings, has them sitting on a timber called Mallee Root.

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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#1 posted 11-12-2009 02:23 PM

Nice rings and it’s nice that you’ve finally gotten around to posting. I winced a bit at the fourth picture because it seems the fingers are a tad close to that sanding disc. I’ve scraped a knuckle or two doing similar things. I’m not surprised these have become popular.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Don Butler

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#2 posted 11-12-2009 03:22 PM

The rings are great, but I’m not able to discern the process from looking at the pictures.

Can you elaborate a bit?



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#3 posted 11-12-2009 04:40 PM

Very nice..I have made a few like this, but I went ahead and used the lathe for the outside…

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#4 posted 11-12-2009 05:00 PM

Nice job on the rings.It’s nice to see they can be made without a lathe.I too would love to see a blog on how you make them.

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

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 05:36 PM

Well done rings without lathe. The ring with the sandwitched wood is very good. You have made good use of the grinder for shaping the rings.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 05:53 PM

Very cool rings. Could you let us know exactly how this is done or send a link were you got the information from.


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#7 posted 11-13-2009 03:42 AM

Very nice there Hagrid. I’ve yet to get my rings done off the lathe, yet. But I have ideas!

Frank did a nice write up about his non-lathed rings.:

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

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 04:52 AM

Nice work. How old are the kids?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 09:01 AM

Great job! Nice segmented ring. Like the others too.

Here is another link for the segmented ring without a lathe


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

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 11:53 AM

G’day Blokes. I can not take the credit for this type of ring. It was ‘Scrappys’ design that I used. He’s the Master when it comes to these rings. Check out his work at ‘segmented ring without a lathe’, here you’ll find all the instructions needed to complete these rings.
Regards Hagrid

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 11-13-2009 02:00 PM

A very beautiful ring Hagrid.

A very good pictorial of how it was made.

You Aussies have some nice exotic wood to work with.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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