Ring Boxes

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Project by Jimnl posted 10-22-2012 03:18 AM 1863 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a bunch of small ring boxes I’m making for Christmas bazaars.
Red Palm
Walnut w/Lapis Luzuli inlay
Camphor Burl

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 04:44 AM

Very cool love the wood selection.

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 02:38 PM

Those are real cool! Nice work!

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 02:22 AM

One of the first pieces of wood I turned was Red Palm and it was horrible. Your piece has inspired me to give this species another shot. Great job!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 02:09 PM

Great boxes! Very nice workmanship!

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#5 posted 10-24-2012 11:38 PM

They’re beautiful. How did you manage the red palm? Do you have any hints? I love it but it’s awfully chippy; if the tools aren’t sharp or you’re not really careful, you get awful shards flying off. I’m getting better but I can’t imagine hollowing a box.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#6 posted 10-25-2012 12:03 AM

Thanks for the compliments.
In regards to the red palm, the exterior gave me more problems than hollowing the interior. I used the long point of a small skew to do the inside sides and a regular flat scraper for the rest. Maybe because the fibers were supported I didn’t have the tear out? Sharp tools is the most important, I kept honing the chisels.

-- to turn or not to turn, is that really a question?

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