Ring made on lathe - Two Tone Amboyna Burl over Titanium

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Project by JR_Dog posted 06-27-2013 09:01 PM 6344 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just started making Rings – this is a bit of a challenge since it’s so tiny but well worth it if you take your time. After I get good at these; meaning doing many more… I’ll tackle doing an inlay over African Blackwood; like abalone or turquoise.

Pardon my phat phinger in the pic’s but it’s tough to take a pic and get a reference to size with these. This one is a size 9 and I wear a size 12.5 – 13…. so I couldn’t really put it all the way on.

Thanks for checking it out.

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 09:40 PM

Nice!!! Very Nice!
Blog please…..

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 10:21 PM

I agree! I’d like to know how you make them—they’re beautiful.

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 10:26 PM

very nice, how do you get the metal band round the timber?

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 11:52 PM

Fantastic work! I’ve always wondered where to get the metal pieces for these…

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#5 posted 06-28-2013 12:07 AM

Very nice! What finish did you use? My order just showed up today.


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#6 posted 06-28-2013 12:17 AM

Fantastic looking ring!!!

Like the others, I NEED to know how it is done!!!
Pretty please!!....
With sugar on top!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 12:54 AM

Another beautiful piece of jewelry JR….looks great.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 06-28-2013 01:34 AM

Sorry for the delay everyone… I was up late last night trying to get this done – finished it today. Let me start by saying thank you all very much for the feedback it’s really great coming from you guys.

Now to answer the questions I will do it the easy way look up or Wildwood Design, a great LumberJock brother of ours Eric Goertz (BangleGuy) machines the cores for the rings and the bangle bracelets, and also sells the stabilized wood you can use to make these. I’m almost at the point where I can stabilize myself since I’ve purchase the Vacuum Chamber from Curtis over at TurnTex.

Eric not only sells the cores and wood he’s also put together an extremely helpful and informative video series that steps you through the process. Great product, great company and great guy.

Take care all and again thanks for the feedback


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#9 posted 06-28-2013 01:35 AM

Beautiful. Now show us how its done please….

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#10 posted 06-28-2013 01:40 AM

Oh and sorry John, forgot to mention – This is a CA finish – If you watch how Eric finishes his bangles I did exactly the same procedure for this ring. Just can’t stress enough though make sure you wear a respirator or mask and eye protection…. CA can knock you for a loop without it… trust me I didn’t listen to Eric’s advice when I made my first few bangles and well I wish I had and certainly do now.

BangleGuy knows what he’s talking about.

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#11 posted 06-28-2013 01:46 AM

Thanks – I have made several of the Bangles and use Eric’s finish procedure. I was just curious if you used CA on the ring, as the wood rings I have made in the past do not with a CA finish do not hold up. My order of ring cores and blanks from Eric just showed up. I will be giving the rings a shot this weekend.

Thanks John

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#12 posted 06-28-2013 01:55 AM

I’ll keep a close eye on it since it is still a baby.. but I did consult with Eric today about whether or not to remove the CA from the Titanium core with the razor blade (Micro Turning Tool so to speak) after the 4 coats are applied and before the EEE and Shelawax is used for final buffing. He said I shouldn’t have to remove it but I actually still chose to on this ring mainly because he also said that the CA had worked it’s way off the Titanium already on one of his prototype builds. I figured I could at least do it differently for testing feedback to him (But exactly how his video series says to do it with the bangles) this way if it holds up maybe it’s the thing we need to make sure we do.

My theory is if the CA overlaps to the Titanium and doesn’t adhere as well as it does on the wood then that flaking may not stop when it occurs over the metal but may continue on to the edges of the wood; once it lifts from wood and moisture or grit and grime and oils from our hands can get in there that may be a big reason why it sometime fails.

We shall see my friend.

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#14 posted 06-28-2013 02:21 AM

Thanks Joel!

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#15 posted 06-28-2013 02:56 AM

JR, that is an awesome ring you have made! I love it.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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