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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-25-2010 03:45 AM 2649 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few more rings I’ve made from different woods laying around the shop. The first one is a sandwich of walnut between osage orange. The next one is walnut that I was commissioned to make and the guy bought another instead. The third is mesquite. The 4th is Hawaiian koa and the group of 3 are also koa of a different color.
This is fun and can be made for most any scrap piece. These were all going to be firewood.

I did find that it is not good to turn with the end grain out. I did a bamboo ring like that and it had no strength and collapsed in a million pieces when I tried to sand it.

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





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Edward83

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 03:50 AM

I’ve been wanting to try this, do you turn them or have another method? Is there any tips you could give like running the grain a certain way for added strength or is that unessacery? I love the walnut and osage ring it came out very nice.

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 04:15 AM

Great Lookin ring

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 04:44 AM

Nice ring Jim

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 08:40 AM

Those are very good Jim. You are quite the pro.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#5 posted 06-25-2010 12:17 PM

Beautiful rings. I haven’t got the courage to try them yet..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 06-25-2010 02:04 PM

HI Edward. These are turned. I keep the grain perpendicular to the spindle of the lathe. When I turned some with the grain running along the spindle axis, they shattered when I put them on the mandrel for the second cut.The mandrel grabs from the inside and puts outward pressure on them. It is kind of a test that they must pass or join the sawdust.
They are quite durable being finished with Deft clear lacquer. One went through the washer and dryer and looks great yet.

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

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#7 posted 06-27-2010 06:04 AM

Great group of rings Jim. Lots of nice colors and grain.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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#8 posted 06-27-2010 06:17 AM

NICE WORK JIM.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 06-29-2010 06:27 AM

Nice rings, great finish. I like the koa, very much.

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 06:59 AM

Those look great. What kind of mandrel do you use.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 06-29-2010 01:44 PM

Hi Dozuki. I use a split nylon expanding mandrel to hold them for finishing off the back end.

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

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#12 posted 07-13-2010 08:54 PM

Very nice work! I like doing these.They are fun to make

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

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