I was recently given some rimu picket fence posts from someone redoing the fencing around their home. As I began sanding them down I realised it was river rimu. I find rimu generally too soft for ring making, but river timber being harder, I thought I'd give it a go. Turned out quite sharp. The...
Materials: Stabilized bubingo wood, ebony wood and G10
Stabilized wood - that's wood has been impregnated with a chemical stabilizing solution.
The purpose of stabilizing wood is to make it more durable and less prone to warping or cracking than natural, untreated wood.
G10 is a high-pressure...
Swamp kauri ring. I do love making the fatties :) I'm always surprised by how soft swamp kauri is. I generally only work with it when I get gifted small off-cuts. Always a joy to see the unique patterns.
This is a Cremation Ring made with Makers mark Cask, Titanium, Crushed Inlay opal. Turned on the mini-lathe
Sweet-smelling Makers mark whiskey barrel
8mm Titanium Insert ring core blank
Crushed Opal # OP50
New Zealand river matai, much darker than normal matai. One of the things I love about using river wood is that it's a more sustainable source of wood, because no new trees are cut. This particular ring looks very dark until you get it out into the sun, where it sports a gorgeous copper-gold shine.
One of the issues with working with reclaimed wood is that you're not always sure what you're working with! This looks a lot like mahogany, though; very orange mahogany. The inlay is crushed amethyst tumbled stone.