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A ring that I had from Vietnam recently broke, leaving an emptiness on my finger and soul, so I decided to fill that emptiness with a lil bit of craft...
A piece of wood preferably with an interesting grain pattern (I used wenge) Some sort of finish Hole saw Forstner bit Drum sander Belt Sander
Guesstimate what the outer diameter of the ring should be, depending on the size of your finger and choose a hole saw accordingly. Using a drill press...
Put a forstner bit a little smaller than your finger into the drill press and drill a hole through the center of the outline you've already drilled.
Put the hole-saw back in and finish drilling the outer hole. Pull the ring-shaped piece of wood out of the hole-saw.
Use a small drum sander attachment to sand the inside of the ring to the appropriate width. I used a larger drum sander attachment to sand away the ma...
I was afraid of cutting myself, so instead of cutting the ring down to the correct with, I just sanded it a bunch with a belt sander.
I suggest hand sanding after you've got it down to the size you want. You also might want to round out the edges. I used paste wax to finish it. Some ...
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So cool!!! You could use the"mangled piece of crap"as a napkin ring.
Posted:Feb 14, 2010
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