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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-06-2010 09:11 PM 2351 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These rings are made from a series of wood rings epoxied together before final turning. The ivory is a product called Alternative Ivory from Craft Supplies USA that is supposed to be close to the real thing only it is man made. It chips very easily so you need to have real sharp cutters and have to sand to shape to avoid chipping.

The first ring is a Rosory ( Rosewood and Ivory) ring. The second ring is Cocobolory ( Cocobola and Ivory). The third ring is made from Ivory alone.

Next project will be a display case.

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





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#1 posted 07-06-2010 09:27 PM

Very nice rings. I really like the second one with the Ivory inside. Great job

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#2 posted 07-06-2010 10:45 PM

Nicey Nice, Oh no my girlfriends coming. I would love to show her your work but then I would have to buy one from you or figure out how to make one,haha. Gotta go, looks good.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#3 posted 07-06-2010 11:23 PM

Very nice rings Jim, I love the contrasting colors and materials.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 12:49 AM

Those came out really nice, Jim. The ivory really shows off the rosewood,

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 12:53 AM

They are all super cool very nice work Jim

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 05:08 AM

Very nice indeed!!! Gorgous color

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 08:27 AM

Jim, the rings are beautiful, the workmanship is perfect. I haven’t tried it out yet I am busy with the big stuff at the moment.

Thanks for sharing Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#8 posted 07-07-2010 09:29 AM

Very nice work Jim.

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

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#9 posted 07-07-2010 11:35 AM

They look just fantastic. My favorite is the one with the ivory in the middle.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-07-2010 11:50 AM

Beautiful Rings, Jim!! I’ve been giving thought to making a couple of them and am curious which way the grain should go… I think that I know, but…?? Any suggestions?
Maybe I should mention that I’ll be cutting them with a Scroll Saw, not turning them…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 07-07-2010 03:09 PM

Hi Mike. I try to bore across the grain. I made a few boring with the grain but a couple of them flew to pieces when I mounted them on the expanding mandrel. I think they woud be weak in use and may be easily crushed.
You could do them on a scroll saw by cutting the inside and then sanding with a mounted sanding drum on a Dremel. I have to use that sometimes to get the ID just a little bigger. You can finish sanding the OD on a tapered mandrel in the drill press. Good luck!

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

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littlecope

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#12 posted 07-07-2010 03:23 PM

Thanks, Jim, that’s what I was thinking… When I do try it, I’m going to try to put a “face” on it… a place where I can scratch in my initials or something…
I got the idea on my last boxes’ finger tug… I figured it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch to close the loop and make a ring… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#13 posted 07-13-2010 09:00 PM

Awesome work Jim! I love the Ivory how hard is it and how does it cut?

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

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#14 posted 07-14-2010 09:53 PM

Hi Woodenfrog. The ivory is a polyester material and it is easy to cut but it seems to be brittle at a sharp corners and can chip out. You have to use real sharp cutters and sometimes I leave it oversize and sand down to the dimension to avoid chipping. I have found a Dremel with a 1/2” diameter sanding drum to be real handy for ring making.

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

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#15 posted 07-19-2010 12:10 AM

Beautiful.
I have used this ‘ivory’ for some knifes, and it’s beautiful in color, but chips way to easy yes.
Now you make me even more exited for woodturning.
My first lathe broke down (but they just called and said they fixed it on the guarante), in the meanwhile I bought another, it’s stronger and a much better quality a Record.
So now I just have to find some time to set it up, and get started.
Best thoughts my dear friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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