I've frequented Instructables for years, though this is the first time I've made my own Instructable.
I'm nothing of a craftsman, though I learned quite a bit from my late father, and in his recent passing I decided to try to take what I learned and create something as a memorial to him, this is what I came up with.
Edit: I just want to thank everyone who voted for me in this contest. I didn't realize the contest was going on when I was creating this ring, but I was given the option to enter what I created the Instructable. Never would I have though I would actually have placed, especially as I did. I can't begin to convey how proud and sad I feel for winning, and how proud my father would be. Thank you, just thank you everyone.
Sandpaper of various grits (150-2.5K)
Red Mahogany 225 stain
Clear Gloss Polyurethane
Crafting iron with wood burning tip
Step 1: Finding your wood and prepping it
So I decided to go down to my local park and take a walk through the forest to find something suitable that had recently fallen, and through lengthy searching I finally found the perfect tree.
Now, unfortunately I couldn't take this entire thing home. So taking out my leatherman I cut off a decent section for use.