Ring Box





Introduction: Ring Box

This ring box is made from purple heart and beech. A simple box for a special occasion. This box can be completed in a few hours.

I was asked to make this box for a friends son who has now proposed to his girlfriend i was delighted to be asked to make the box and im happy to report she said "yes".


2 inch square of purple heart wood.

1 inch x 2 inch of beech

3mm brass rod 2 1/2 inches long

3.5mm drill bit

1/4 inch bandsaw blade

1/8 inch bandsaw blade

Sand sealer

Clear lacquer

Foam to hold rin in box

Step 1: Step 1

Cut the purple heart to 2" x 2" square

Cut Beech to 1" x 2"

Get the 3mm rod, and 3.5 mm drill bit

Use a compass to draw a circle at top right of purple heart this will be the hinge for the lid so does not need to be big just needs to have a centre mark so you can drill the hole for the rod.

Draw the design of the lid and box on side of purple heart.

Step 2: Step 2

Drill hole in purple heart making sure the wood is square so the drill hole is straight.

Cut the lid out on the bandsaw using 1/8 inch blade

Cut box out ( Dont make the sides to thin 1/4 inch should be enough to make a strong ring box)

Thats the box all cut, Now for the sides

Step 3: Step 3

Draw around the box onto the beech put a marker where you want to drill.

Drill hole for rod

Put purple heart on top of beech wood place rod through as a guide to draw around box shape

On bandsaw with 1/8 inch blade cut around box shape this does not need to be to close as this will be all sanded once glued up.

Using 1/4 inch blade cut down the centre of beech to make the two sides

Looking good time for glue up

Step 4: Stap 4

Glue up box (DONT PUT GLUE ON LID) just on box bottom put rod in for glue up

A few hours should be fine but to be sure leave overnight

Sand the box with lid in closed position

I used a small dremel tool sander to make a dip in wood on lid to help with opening lid

Time for the finish

Step 5: Step 5

With a small brush i used 50/50 sand sealer and cellulose thinners

one coat was enough for me

when dry give a very light sand

one light spray of clear lacquer

Cut the foam and place in the box

All done congratulations



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    14 Discussions

    beautiful design and box but you really need to tension that blade and set up your bearings correctly...

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    Lol yeh you are right thanks for comment

    ooops sorry , just saw the end about tensioning...

    love how it looks reminessant to a tiny treasure chest! excellent design! voted!

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    Very nice. I'm glad I took the time to watch the whole video

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    Thank you very much. Im not very good on camera but as long as it does not distract from the purpose im happy.

    Very nice. I'm glad I took the time to watch the whole video

    Great looking ring box. This is so much cooler than the cheap boxes that they try to sell at a jewelry store.

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