This little tutorial will show you how to create a ring that will surely have the does chasing you down.

Above you can see the finished ring, it shines like ivory, perfectly matching my pasty pale self!

If you like my tutorial, please click the vote in the top right to help me in the Jewelry Contest!

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Before beginning this project, you must realize that bone dust is very fine and has the potential to be poisonous. Do your best not to breath it, and if you don't have a mask, DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS.

That said, the requirements for this project are as follows.

Selection of spade bits
Fine tooth saw (many options here)
Dremel (optional)
Belt sander (optional, but significantly reduces time consumed)
Hydrogen peroxide (for whitening)
Polishing compound

Bone (I chose a deer antler)
Dowel rod matched to your finger size (optional)
hiya fellow bone lovers where can i buy buffalo bone here in the uk?
i carve or shape with bone quite a lot but have not got to grips with engraving whats the best bit or tool or burr out there that i should buy?<br><br>
Will the bone be damaged (withered away/eroded) if the ring is left in the peroxide too long?
I've left bits in it for days at a time with no structural damage, in fact after a while the peroxide stops reacting with the bone and nothing will ever happen unless you add more peroxide.
If you can get in good graces with a local butcher You can get cow bones which work pretty well for jewelry too. Never tried to make ring with them though.
I've tried with a femur bone, the cylindrical nature of the bone doesn't lend itself well to ring making. You'd need a really thick piece. You're right though, lovely charms for necklaces and such!
Congratulations on winning second prize!
Thank you!
Iv'e made one from moose antler, you have to let your antler dry a year before making a ring to your size because they shrink and mess up your work.
Whats the story with the frogs under glass photo by your name,where can I get a better look at it,its an eye catcher.
I just used my bech belt sander for the outside shaping worked beautifully!
I made mine the hard way by 100% Dremeling away and my ring fits but is a tiny bit oval, kinda hard to keep steady without proper tools :)
It's a &quot;vise&quot; not a &quot;vice&quot;.
Corrected, thank you!
Nice instructable Zero, I like it. I find it funny that the kind of comments HowGlidd posts come from people that have published Zero instructables!
They have several in the works, they just can't get them perfect enough to publish.
Thank you!
Have you tried human bone?
Nicely done. One thing I will say is, don't wear gloves around anything that has any circular(or stroke) motion to it. It can and will grab the glove with your fingers/hand and do great damage! Lose a little skin and keep your fingers hopefully. Beware of clothing and hair as well, insofar as things getting caught in the werks!
&quot;fawn&quot; <br>Clever pun :)
A very good job. When I first saw it, I figured it was done on a lathe. You obviously put some real effort into making a really good looking ring.
Thank you! No lathe, I have a lack of shop equipment, so it would be nice to win the printer for the contest :) I spent most of today making more rings, be sure to check the new pictures!
Very nice. I think I could do this! Good photos! I'll try it.
Nice 'ible! Very complete and informative. I have used antlers many times to make knife handles. Antlers will polish up to a very high shine. However, once it gets wet, the bone material will absorb some of the water and afterwards feel fuzzy. The remedy is to paint the ring with a few coats of clear acrylic paint or lacquer, then sand with a high number sand paper (like 600 or higher), or to use a rough textured cloth with the Simichrome to knock down any high spots in the finish, then polish as before. That will keep your ring looking great for years to come. I liked your subtle use of puns in your narrative, by the way.
Nice job. I have made several pens on the lathe using this material, and it does polish up well. I used cyanoacrylate (crazy glue) as a finish, gives a nice glossy shine. <br> Just one correction. Antler is not bone, but keratin, same material as hair and fingernails. That is why it smells like burning hair when you cut it!
Huh.. learn something new every day. I had no idea that antlers were bone! Thanks, Wikipedia :D <br> <br>I always thought antlers were well.. 'not bone' because they can be lost and regrown, depending on the animal.
Don't fawn over it yet, it's still just an antler? :-)
I like it, and will have a go at one myself, sometime. thanks
Very nice, will have to try this.

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