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Project by jamison00 posted 08-20-2010 10:47 PM 2741 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my wedding ring. Its aluminum and mahogany and finished with General Finishes seal-a-cell, and arm-r-seal, with a few coats of wax. The original plan was to us Brazilian Rosewood, but I couldn’t seem to get the aluminum to adhere to the wood. After many trials with several adhesives, and a little research, I decided that the wood was too oily and had to be changed. The mahogany adhered nicely to the aluminum with Gorilla glue, and I’m still pretty pleased with the outcome. My wife likes it too. My “wife”...that’s weird. Thanks for looking.

-- James

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#1 posted 08-20-2010 10:54 PM

niiice ring
and congrat´s with your marige
hope you have learned rule Nr.1…

take care

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#2 posted 08-20-2010 11:16 PM

That looks great!

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#3 posted 08-20-2010 11:35 PM

Very cool, my wife loves it too. And the first rule of marriage is “Yes, dear”. Learn it, memorize it, use it a lot.

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#4 posted 08-21-2010 01:33 AM

Looks great! How many miles do you have on that ring? Just wonder how durable it is. I wore out my gold ring in less than 10 years.

I think if I were to make one of those, my wife would see right through it and accuse me of being married to woodworking.

-- Tony -

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#5 posted 08-21-2010 02:41 AM

Great idea – very good looking ring.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#6 posted 08-21-2010 03:06 AM

Nice ring. Have you tried epoxy on the rosewood? I used it for rosewood to ivory and it seems to work out good.

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

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#7 posted 08-21-2010 03:23 AM

wow, really great ring.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 08-21-2010 04:04 AM

Very nice

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#9 posted 08-21-2010 06:23 AM

This is a beautiful ring. I have been wanting to make some rings as I see many post on LJ. Can you explain the process that you went thru? Some intermediate pictures would be great.


-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#10 posted 08-21-2010 08:32 AM

Great looking ring. I like the combo of wood with metal.

Keep it up.


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

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#11 posted 08-21-2010 12:37 PM

Unique. Very personanlized and a cneter poin tof conversation, eh? Nice job.
So, tell us a little about how you did it.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#12 posted 08-21-2010 08:13 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwww… this is so sweet I can hardly stand it! Lovely ring and sentiments. :) Congratulations on your marriage.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#13 posted 08-22-2010 12:02 AM

Very nicely done. Congratulations, too.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#14 posted 08-23-2010 11:33 AM

fantastic ring! superb design!

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#15 posted 08-24-2010 11:15 PM

That is one beautiful ring. I’ve not tried the bentwood technique yet but hope to give it a shot soon. Any pointers you can give to someone just figuring this stuff out?

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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