I turn a ring from a box of colored pencils. 12 pencils glued into a blank an then turned on the lathe.
The outcome is striking! Finished with spray lacquer.

Ring sizing to bit size for inside diameter: http://www.walkersjewelers.com/Support/CompanyInformation.aspx

<p>I love this! Watching your video made me remember how much I enjoy making things. Need to break out my tools again. Thanks!</p>
<p>Then it was all worth it! Seriously, go spend a little time making something!</p>
That is one of the coolest, simplest woodworking projects I've seen. Great job!
<p>Loved it!</p>
<p>Yo, its you're old buddy badwhiskey. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to pick up a ton of colored pencils this weekend and make some blanks. I think I'm going to try bottle stoppers with them.</p>
Good luck dude! I'll jump over to woodnet and see if you had any success!
I want one!! Do you make them to order??<br>Love it!
<p>beautiful ring</p>
<p>im making this ring for my brothers girlfriend but she has tiny fingers would these steps still work as far as getting all the colors in the ring?</p>
<p>I am going to have to have a go at this so cool</p>
I wish I had the equipment and space to make this! I'm living in a cheap one bedroom apartment at the moment but only to better save up to build a tiny home and I would love to make cabinet and drawer handles (I imagine it would work) out of a good set of artistic graphite pencils.
<p>Nice Idea Kludge77</p>
<p>That's a neat. My immediate thought was to make a napkin holder as my wife has fiesta ware plates</p>
<p>Then you could still make a ring from the scrap from the center.</p>
<p>That would be cool looking!</p>
<p>Congrats on being a finalist!</p>
<p>Awesome ring</p>
<p>thank you</p>
<p>I'm surely trying this! I don't think I can even get close to what you made! Bravo (y)</p>
<p>You should! I've gotten photos from a bunch of folks who have. They looks great, and none of them had a lathe. Just a hand drill or hand tools.</p>
<p>Haha, Really enjoyed this vid! thanks man!</p>
<p>thank you!</p>
<p>very nice :-). For those without a turner you can follow this instructable</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Perfect-Ring/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Perfect-Rin...</a></p>
<p>Superbly brilliantly gorgeous... Loved it... Looking forward to see more my friend. God bless. </p>
<p>Thanks! I think I've got some cool ideas in the pipe! </p>
<p>Your project is amazing, i'm going to try it</p>
<p>If you don't have a lathe, you _should_ be able to get the rough cuts done with a good wood vise and a good wood drill bit or two. The outside is the important cut, and you can rough cut and undersize the inside, then use a round sander head to size it up. I haven't tried it yet, but I also would make several blanks before attempting, as the colored pencils I've used in the past are notorious for having its leads crack. </p>
<p>Totally doable. I recieved a notice from someone who did just that!</p>
<p>Absolutely! People have been making things with their hands for eons. This is not a difficult task. I might take a bit longer, but it is completely doable!</p>
<p>Amazing ring! I am going to try this. Also, I like the pic of your fingerprint!</p>
<p>The finishing is excellent. Simple and Beautiful. Thx for sharing.</p>
<p>thank you!</p>
<p>Well, here's one I intend to try!</p>
<p>If you do, please let me know!</p>
<p>It would be interesting to arrange the pencils radialy instead of parallel. </p>
<p>If you have something to fill in the gaps, you could only just sharpen each one and glue them together at the tips. It'd be a rather small ring if you don't want your filler material to show.</p>
<p>I was assuuming that the pencils would have to be shaped to fit together tightly by trimming the tips. (Looking down on it it would look like the slices of a pie.) That way there would be no gaps.</p>
<p>that would be cool. I wonder how the edge would look?</p>
<p>Very nice idea!<br>What kind of glue is uses?</p>
<p>I used CA (superglue) but I thinlk epoxy would be better!</p>
<p>Hi, that's cool. What glue did you use to stick the pencils together?</p>
<p>Thanks.<br><br>I used super glue (Meduim CA) but it can be brittle. I think epoxy would be a better choice going forward. The issue with epoxy is that it can yellow, so you need the clear stuff.</p>
<p>First - very, very cool. Well done.</p><p>Why not wood glue? I do a fair amount of wood turning, and I use super glue when I need to separate two pieces after I turn them. The brittleness makes it perfect to separate cleanly.</p>
Yes it should dry up nicely, and thanks for the great instructable!
<p>Oh-no! Now I need to learn the wood lathe also, I'm currently learning how to use a metal lathe/mill but I have never used a wood lathe.</p><p>The result is a perfect gift for my little princess! It looks great!</p>
<p>Thanks. </p><p>You could turn this on a metal lathe. In some ways it might be easier to get a clean cut with a carbide bit!</p>
<p> I love this ring. perfect for artist's like me.</p>

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