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At last Saturday's craft show I received order for 2 rings….one is a size 5 1/4 African Blackwood ring and the other is a size 12 walnut ring with turquoise inlay. I made two of each in case I scrapped one out. Actually I made 3 of the blackwood rings and one did blow up on the mandrel.

They are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

I added some shots of the mandrels I use. They go from size 5-12.

Cheers, Jim

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Cool man, great product, should do well, lots of possibilities for variation…beautiful…
 

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Woodturning fascinates me as it's something I've only ever tried one and struggled heaps with the standing.
Jim, the rings a gorgeous sir
 

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That Black Wood is black! Nice work Jim!
 

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Wow! Beautiful work Jim. I love blackwood. I haven't turned much of it other than for guitar bridge and endpins but it's one of my favorite woods. Hard as nails and makes Jatoba seem like balsa. Ha!
 

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wow Jim, nice rings - great job
 

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Cool JJ... but where's the split for putting it through a nose? So I'm guessing it's no bull.
 

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damn jim what cant you do ?
 

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Beautiful results.
 

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Beautiful Rings….I love the Turquoise inlay, Both the Blackwood and the Walnut are very nice wood.
Regards…...Cliff.
 

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Great looking rings Jim! Love the turquoise inlay!
 

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Wedding industrie is a market just for such stuff, I hope you will get some more orders….
 

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Jim,

Very beautiful rings. Like the turquoise inlay one.
 

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Those are beautiful, you have talent sir and I wonder what can't you create.
 

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Nice rings Jim and the mandrels are pretty cool themselves. Those little turnings are buggers to do.
 

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As other have said- Beautiful Rings.

I have wondered how robust this type of ring will be.
 

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Thank you all for the nice comments on these rings.

Hi John.I did make all the mandrels from white nylon and they fit in a 3/4" nylon collet that goes into a regular 4 jaw wood chuck. For these size 5 1/4 rings, my smallest mandrel would not hold tight so I had to make one about .030" bigger to turn these blackwood rings.

Hi Mr Duck! I have find some real springy wood that I can split for a nose ring. I have been thinking of making some of those disks that some tribes put into their lower lip. Not much market for them around here…yet.

Hi Ivan, I did make a pair of wooden wedding rings a few years ago. No orders lately.

Hi Lew.I find if they hold up to the pressure of the expanding mandrel, they will hold up pretty well. But wood being what it is, it will get dull if it gets wet but can be re lacquered. I think the ones with the inlay and all the CA glue used should be stronger than a plain wood ring. Rings made from corian, imitation ivory, and epoxy resin are impervious to almost anything.

Cheers, Jim
 

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They are very pretty and beautifully made Jim. Someone will be very pleased to get one of those…..
 

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... Hi Mr Duck! I have find some real springy wood that I can split for a nose ring. I have been thinking of making some of those disks that some tribes put into their lower lip. Not much market for them around here…yet….
- Jim Jakosh
Plenty of people with a lot of lip!
 

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Thanks, Kerry.

Hi Alex- it looks very uncomfortable to me but that is the culture!it would be interesting to see the methods they use to make the disks.

Cheers, Jim
 
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