Ring Box

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Project by Dick posted 04-15-2013 12:38 AM 1328 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a ring box I presented to my wife-to-be this weekend. She really likes the exotic woods. So, the wood choice is what I was thought she would like the most. The top part of the lid is coolibah burl red and bubinga. The bottom is black palm. This is a first for me turning black palm. Wow…what a test of patience. The finish is gloss lacquer. The insert is made from a car wash sponge. There were several of these made before I got one I liked. Initially, I was going to flock the foam. The instructions say to paint foam with latex paint prior to flocking. I tried this and just the flocking glue a couple times. I just couldn’t get it to look right. I ended up buying some felt with adhesive on one side and sticking it to the foam. I had to get the foam just the right height so it would be tall enough for the ring, but still allow the lid to sit flush. I also put felt lining in the bottom of the inside of the box for the ring to set on. I’ve done a couple little boxes and vessels to figure out how I was going to do the lid. I’ll post one of those later.

-- Dick

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#1 posted 04-15-2013 02:09 AM

That is really nice. She should be very happy with both the box AND the ring.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 02:23 AM

Dick, That is a real credit to you.
I absolutely love that Black Palm base.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 02:31 AM

Good work with the palm. It is so difficult to handle such palm because of its grains that look like a vein.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 10:08 AM

I’m impressed. Black palm is one of my favorite woods but my very least favorite to work with. I find it hard and splintery…. with those resin-like missiles that come flying out. Nice work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 03:53 PM

Stunning ring box! Like the exotic woods combo and the shapes. The black palm is gorgeous. A keeper!

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 04:55 PM


-- Margery

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