A Box of Five Rings

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Project by 12ftguru posted 09-14-2011 11:36 PM 2134 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the end of August I found myself doing what I always do at this time of year, trying to figure out what to make for my wife this year for here birthday. I had decided to make a wooden ring for at least part of the gift. However, I happened to glane at one of my overflowing bookshelves and see my copy of Miyamoto Musashi’s – “A Book Of Five Rings.” I was struck by one of those Eureka moments.

The Box of Five Rings is designed to hold each ring in a different circular section. Each section contains an insert with the same wood as the ring itself.

The box itself is Cherry. From left to right the rings are Walnut, Bloodwood, Spalted Maple, Boccote and Ipe.

If you try and make rings for someone, it’s a good idea to make sure they don’t have any allergies to particular types of wood. Fortunately for me, my wife shares my lack of wood allergies. She is also very pleased with her birthday gift.

Note: One should not draw any additional parallels between the inspiration for wife’s birthday and a book on Martial Warfare. The title just caught my eye.

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 11:43 PM

Very Cool !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 02:58 AM

Very sharp!

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 05:52 AM

Pretty cool idea. Like how you lined the box with matching bits for each ring.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 07:13 PM

Nice! Are they lathe turned?
Very cool wood choices!
I like the box idea also.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 09-16-2011 06:00 AM

You must never make one with the words of Mordor written in Elvish! We all know how that turns out.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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#6 posted 09-16-2011 06:02 AM

very nice set!! nice idea on the box

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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