11 Rings

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-01-2018 03:48 AM 827 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I get a lot of interest in may rings at craft shows but I don’t always have the right size. Some times I get a special order to make one if I have more of the same stock and hopefully it does not blow up on the mandrel.
These are made for stock in a range of sizes.The 4 in the back row are hard maple burl and the last one on the right is burl on the inside and imitation ivory on the outside.
In the front row the center ring is imitation ivory and the other 4 are translucent corian.
They are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-01-2018 05:25 AM


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#2 posted 12-01-2018 07:16 AM

Very nice collection Jim, should be good seller. Another I might do one day.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 12-01-2018 07:38 AM

Nice job, Jim. Check this.

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#4 posted 12-01-2018 07:42 AM

beautiful rings,Jim

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#5 posted 12-01-2018 12:27 PM

nice work Jim

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 12-01-2018 01:11 PM

these are beautiful, Jim, especially the maple burl. Wood rings are very popular. I have a nephew and a good friend who wear them but theirs have metal on the inside with the wood inlay on the outside. I think theirs are Koa for the wood but I don’t know what the metal is. I’ve made a couple just our of veneer strips and CA glue but they don’t even compare to yours. I bet if you had a local family owned jewelry store (probably not a chain like Helzbergs or whatever), that they would sell them on for you!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 12-01-2018 01:39 PM

Great work Jim. I especially like the ivory and corian ones. You just gave me an idea for something to make for a couple nieces.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 12-01-2018 02:20 PM

Gorgeous rings, Jim!

That EEE/Shellawax finish is awesome!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 12-01-2018 02:42 PM

Great job, but maybe you should paint five of them gold – in the spirit of the season. :-)

What do you use to glue the imitation ivory to the wood?

Thanks for sharing and good luck at the shows.

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 12-01-2018 02:43 PM

Busy busy as a bee, nice.

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#11 posted 12-01-2018 04:04 PM

Very nice Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 12-01-2018 04:11 PM

Are these very thin strips glued in rings using a super glue and than turned and polished? I’ve watched some YouTube videos on this and that’s how they did it.
These are beautiful.

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#13 posted 12-01-2018 11:22 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I planned to turn 11 more I had bored to size, but I only managed to make 5 of them. The 6 made from Cocobola cracked or flew apart on the expanding mandrel .

Hi Kim. I’m afraid that if I put them in a store and got lots of requests for all kinds of wood and different sizes, it would be like a job and I’m retired. I try different materials and not all the wood makes it.

Hi John, I glue the wood and ivory together with 5 minute epoxy.

Hi Al, no I don’t use strips. These are made from solid wood or corian. The process is that I drill 1/2” holes in the material and rough cut a round piece around it. they I mount them on a 1/2” bolt and turn them round. Then I take the round blanks and bore them to specific sizes on my metal lathe.
I take these bored to size blanks and mount them on an expanding mandrels in the wood lathe, turn them, sand them, polish with EEE and then polish with Shellawax at 2000 rpm. I should make a video of my process.

cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 12-02-2018 12:57 AM

Perfection mate.

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#15 posted 12-02-2018 04:04 AM

Really beautiful, must be challenging to make.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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