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Mrowell

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01-27-2019 11:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: help ring wood wedding question resource tip walnut cocobolo bubinga zebrawood wenge pine padauk turning veneering arts and crafts

Hey everyone!

So my best friend is thinking of popping the question and asked if I could make him a ring. He wants something that stands out and gas several woods. Anyone have any good advice, instructions or different methods you could share??

Matt

-- Matt R


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#1 posted 01-27-2019 11:31 PM

I’d sure try and make the surface touching the skin some sort of hypoallergenic metal.

It will also add strength to the design.

Sounds like a fun challenge, keep us posted.

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#2 posted 01-28-2019 12:42 AM

Check out Craft Supplies USA for some ideas to turn on lathe.

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#3 posted 01-28-2019 01:27 AM

I’m not sure what tools you have but here are a couple of ideas:

http://www.stevedgood.com/rings.pdf

And here is a heart box I scrollsaw:

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#4 posted 01-28-2019 03:43 AM

For a wedding ring which you’d like to last many years I’d think hard about getting a metal band to use as a starting point.
I suggest a celtic knot(s) and maybe straight bands at the edges for incorporating different woods.

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#5 posted 01-28-2019 03:44 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/WoodenFrog
wooden frog used to post some nice rings, I think he passed away. not sure if he did any tutorial’s.
And I think maybe bentwood was another ring maker

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#6 posted 01-29-2019 11:34 PM

Thanks for the links and names!!! I’ll look at them and hope to get inspired!!

-- Matt R

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#7 posted 01-29-2019 11:59 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxqvTSFDc7I&t=1202s

matt vanderlist has a good way to do it

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#8 posted 01-30-2019 12:34 AM

This one is a good one with a copper band (you could probably use any metal) and would probably last a long time.

Ring Tutorial

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#9 posted 01-30-2019 08:23 PM

You could carve a Celtic knot design like this:

but it would probably be limited to one wood.

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#10 posted 01-30-2019 11:45 PM

hmmm he’s gonna propose marriage and give her a ring made out of wood,sounds like my kinda gal-LOL!

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#11 posted 01-31-2019 04:02 AM

Pottz he isn’t that lucky haha he is buying her a diamond but they agreed they wanted me to make his ring … he didn’t want to wear a ring initially but she put an end to that idea lol

-- Matt R

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#12 posted 02-01-2019 12:28 AM



Pottz he isn’t that lucky haha he is buying her a diamond but they agreed they wanted me to make his ring … he didn’t want to wear a ring initially but she put an end to that idea lol

- Mrowell


I new it sounded too good,but hey id be very cool with a wood wedding band,but no woman is gonna settle for wood over diamond,and only a fool would suggest that to the future bried-lol.i wish them the best.

p-s don’t forget to post the ring you make.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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