Step 1: Tools and Supplies
1 - hand miter saw
2 - hole saw set
3 - dremel
4 - sandpaper 120 & 320 grit
5 - drill
1 - dry tree branch
Step 2: Begin Here - Step 1
I found an oak tree then chose my branch. I selected a section that was about 2 1/2 inches thick. Using a saw of choice cut a section about 8-12 inches long.
Step 3: Step 2
Step 4: Step 3 - Hole Saw
I used a 1 1/2 inch hole saw to cut my first circle out. Now I have an actually round circle 1 1/2 inches wide.
Next I used a 3/4 inch hole saw to cut the center out the center of the blank.
Now I have an actual ring but it is ridiculously huge and uncomfortable.
Step 5: Step 4 - Dremel
First the inside of the ring must be sanded to fit the finger it will be wore on. If you sand the outside of the ring first then the inside the ring may be too thin and fragile thus breaking easily with the first bump into something. Use your skills to sand it to fit maintaining a circle shape.
After the inside is done start sanding the outside circle down to the thickness you want the ring. Too thin = too brittle.
Finally sand one outside edge to the width you wish the ring to be. You only need to sand one side down as you are looking for straight edges on both sides. I accomplished that with the miter saw.
Step 6: Step 5 - Hand Sand Shape
Then I used 320 grit sandpaper to give it a real smooth finish.
All done. The ring is sized to fit my wife's finger as you can see. It can be left as is, painted, stained or coated with a wood finish product. She wanted all natural so I made it the way she wanted.
Now to make mine for the set using the same method. Enjoy making!