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Project by WoodenFrog posted 06-18-2010 12:40 AM 2460 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few rings I`ve been working on, my pics are not the greatest I`ll have more later these are of the lamination style. I`m gonna try some of the bentwood style soon, Thanks Frank for all the input and I will be trying it soon.. I also will be loading a few more products.

Here’s a Link to a blog about the Lamination Style Wearable Wooden Rings I make!
http://lumberjocks.com/WoodenFrog/blog/34552

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd





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#1 posted 06-18-2010 12:42 AM

I need Help with my pictures any help would be nice. Thanks

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#3 posted 06-18-2010 01:01 AM

If it’s a decent digital camera,it should have some basic macro setting (the icon is normally a flower) that allows for upclose images of small objects..)

might want to try that seeing as posting the pics doesn’t seem to be the big issue, more of taking close up pics.

A LOT of people don’t know that about digital cameras. hope it helps

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

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#4 posted 06-18-2010 01:07 AM

as Zero says above, use the macro setting on your camera. It will help alot. Also wen I photograph jewelry I turn the flash off and use either natural light or a desk light as the light source. It will also help to stabilize the camera using a tripod or setting the camera on a table or pile of books will help.
nice rings!

MrsN

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#5 posted 06-18-2010 02:09 AM

Nice job on the rings and welcome to LJ by the way.

I’ve wanted to give rings a try but not really sure how. Do you use a drill press or lathe to shape the laminated woods? Is there a certain orientation the grain should be in to make it stronger in ring form? What kinds of finishes are safe to wear? I would think food safe finishes are best but I could be wrong.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 06-18-2010 03:42 AM

nice rings. Yeah, I’d like to learn how you make these too. Please tell!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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#7 posted 06-18-2010 04:46 AM

Nice rings. I just started making them too. I made 9 so far and sold one. I have to try the laminated ones too.
type in wood rings on Google and look at the prices they get for them. It beats making bowls!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 06-18-2010 02:02 PM

Hi everyone, thanks for the info on the pics. I did use the macro setting on the dig cam and on my p.c. the pics did not look like this. only after I uploaded did this happen, well at least on the p.c. they looked about 50% better. The first pics I did were with flash and as MrsN says that does not work well, I did realize they look better in natural light. As for how I make them I do as little as possible with it, most by hand (except I do most of my work with A dremmel it has become like my right hand. and as for a finish I have used several from B.L.O. and wax to poly (oil) now thanks to frank at stoutwoodworking a CA finish (like what the pen turners use) as anyone knows once you start making them your HOOKED! I have more in the process, and hope to get some more done soon. Thanks to all, Robert

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#9 posted 06-20-2010 07:49 AM

I have never seen these before. Great idea and nice work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 11:54 PM

Thanks Norman for the comments. If anyone on here has not checked out Frank’s work at Stout Wood Rings they should he is the master:] you can also check out David Finches work at TouchWoodRings.com , he is also a master he is in Canada. Both are well worth the look.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#11 posted 08-09-2010 08:16 AM

How on Earth do you do that?!! -or even see it? You must be very patient!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#12 posted 08-09-2010 02:01 PM

Hi Christine, its not really that hard. I laminate some thin square wood pieces together and then proceed with using a drill bit to open up then inside a little. I do not use a drill press I use the dremel tool. Once the hole is opened up enough I switch to different size sanding mandrels and use a ring sizer and get the size I want.
On then outside I cut of the corners (kinda like a stop sign ), then start with the sanding mandrels to make it the shape I want. I make sure when I glue them up that I make each grain go a different direction, as to add strengh. As for finish I use CA glue on most of the rings (also adds strentgh) but I do sometimes use other Things and that just varies to what I think works. The lamination style is not as strong as The Bentwood Style,
But I`m still working those kinks out of that process. I hope this helps and if you give them a shot you will find them very fun. As for being patient….I have kids!!!! If you know what I mean.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#13 posted 08-11-2010 07:51 PM

Don’t you tear up your fingers working with something so small? Every time I try to do small things, i end up with bigger injuries than doing big things!
-I have 5 (2 are grown) and i still haven’t learned patience! -but the interruptions and time they require may play a part in that.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#14 posted 08-12-2010 03:27 PM

Hi Christine, No I really don’t tear up my fingers at all ( KNOCK ON WOOD).
I’m Used to working with small objects I have been making custom scale model (Cars,Planes)
for over thirty years now. No not wood! (sorry) but the plastic type. So I’m used to working on a small scale.
Thanks again for looking and the kind words. I hope to be able to do a blog about them sometime.
I have never done a blog, I fear that more than the small pieces I work with.
Thanks and have a great day.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#15 posted 10-29-2010 03:17 PM

Great rings. Nice idea. How do they hold up? What finish are you using on them?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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