Wooden Rings

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Project by Wyoming posted 02-21-2018 05:44 PM 1123 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making piles of chopsticks on my chopstick planer (posted earlier), I used the shavings to make several rings. i soaked the curled rolls of wood in water and then straightened them out on a towel to dry. i used a caliper to measure the inside diameter of my wedding ring. Found a dowel that was close. wrapped tape to the correct size. Then wrapped the planed wood strips around the mandrel soaking it as i went with supper glue. I did find it important to use an oil on the mandrel then slid a finger of a rubber glove over it before wrapping the superglue-soaked wood strips over the glove finger. Need a lot of ventilation from the glue fumes. The rings slid off and were easy to sand to shape and the pictures shown are with the first coat of varnish. The wood used on the rings is Walnut base- Maple, Walnut, Poplar, Purple heart, Walnut base – Bubinga, Walnut base- Alder. This was an easy and fun project.

-- Flyfisher "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." -Mark Twain

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#1 posted 02-22-2018 01:46 AM

That’s quite clever.
I might try that myself.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#2 posted 02-22-2018 02:29 AM

Nice looking rings. I used a similar setup (I used an AA battery wrapped in tape) to get the right size to make mine.

I just used more CA glue as the clear coat on mine. What did you use for varnish?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 02-22-2018 02:54 PM

the finish i used was Epifanes boat varnish. I’ve made several boats and had some left, otherwise id use the CA glue as well

-- Flyfisher "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." -Mark Twain

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