Back to making a few new rings.

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Project by awsum55 posted 12-07-2019 09:00 PM 634 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m finally back in the shop, my finger is finally healed and I decided to work on some ring ideas I wanted to try.

The first one has a Bloodwood core with Canarywood outer and Sodalite inlays. I really like this combo.

The second one is the favorite style of most people and a good friend of mine requested one. This is African Mahogany with a Turquoise inlay.

The third one was claimed by my wife, it is Bloodwood with a Turquoise inlay in the middle and 2 blue glow in the dark stripes on either side.

This forth one is for my friend also, I wasn’t sure if she wanted more wood showing with a thin inlay or a thick inlay with less wood showing. This one is also African Mahogany with a Turquoise inlay.

The last one is Canarywood with sodalite inlay. My 16 year old son wanted one like the first one only thinner and he didn’t care if it was all one kind of wood. He has received a lot of compliments from friends and teachers and when he came home from school yesterday he asked if we can make a dark ring with a Sodalite inlay in size 8.5. I thought it might be for a girl he knows, but he told me it was for his teacher. She made a comment about his ring and he told her my dad makes them and asked for her ring size. Brownie points maybe?

I still haven’t tried to sell any of my rings because I still don’t know what to charge. Prices on ETSY seem to range from$40 for one made with only one wood and no inlay, to 250+ for more complicated designs. I don’t think I would enjoy sitting at a craft fair all day so I probably won’t try that. My brother-in-law sells his artwork (he’s a sculptor) on Facebook Marketplace, so I might look into what that entails.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#1 posted 12-08-2019 01:55 AM

now this this is a christmas gift for all the lj’s that love what awsum does so very well,let me say welcome back and dont ever do what you did again,please.spectacular come back bye the way.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 12-08-2019 02:06 AM

Cool rings. I bet those could be good srll for x mas

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-08-2019 02:45 AM

They all look great, but I really like the canarywood and sodalite. You have talent and your son has good taste.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 12-08-2019 09:05 PM

Thanks Larry, I really appreciate it. I hope I never do that again either. I’m back in the shop, but I have to admit I’m a little gun shy when using the table saw.

The reason it took so long to heal is because they had to put a temporary pin in my finger. So after it was completely healed, I had to go back the get the pin removed. I was under the impression I would only have a small pin hole where they took out the pin. I ended up with 6 additional stitches and had to go through the same healing process as before.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#5 posted 12-08-2019 09:08 PM

Thanks Ivan, I wish I could use the rings as gifts, but every hand is different so it’s not like other gifts because these have to fit the person.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 12-08-2019 09:09 PM

Thanks swirt, that one is my favorite one also. I feel the colors work well together.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#7 posted 12-09-2019 03:01 AM

Beautiful Work John!
Glad your finger has healed and you are back in the shop.
I especially like the African Mahogany and Turquoise combination.
The forth ring is my favorite.

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#8 posted 12-10-2019 08:36 PM

Beautiful rings, smart son!

-- "Let every skillful craftsman among you come and make all that the LORD has commanded: - Exodus 35:10

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