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Project by awsum55 posted 05-01-2019 07:18 PM 545 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a chunk of unknown wood that is spalted and I tried making a few rings with it. I wasn’t able to cut thin strips and wrap it like my other rings because it would just crumble.

The first pic is the spalted wood over a canarywood bentwood section. I tried to dye the spalted part with black dye, but it didn’t work the way I expected. It came out looking like stone. So far this is my favorite ring design.

Second pic is the first one of this style I made, and it is just dyed and drilled. I don’t expect this one to last as long as the others that have a bentwood center.

Third pic is the same spalted wood with an African Mahogany center.

The fourth ring is just canarywood.

The fifth ring is also canarywood and I dyed sawdust red for the inlays.

The last ring has a bloodwood center with birds eye maple outside and has red sawdust mixed with copper filings for an inlay.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#1 posted 05-01-2019 07:42 PM

id say your learning fast those all look pretty nice to me.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 05-01-2019 10:19 PM

Nice work! Great to see your experiments :)

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#3 posted 05-02-2019 01:14 AM

They all look great. First and last are my favorites.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 05-03-2019 05:26 PM

Those are all very beautiful and it appears that your “learning” efforts are paying off!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 05-04-2019 04:25 PM

looks to me like your learning something we learn by doing GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 05-04-2019 05:20 PM

Thanks so much for the nice comments.

-- John D, OP, KS

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