Step 4: Giving the final shape.

Picture of Giving the final shape.
Using the scraping drill bit I gave a better shape to the ring.

Then using the rasp and the file I tried to make it as regular as possible.
I wanted the sides to be parallel and the width to be uniform.

Then with the file and the drill bit I rounded its width.
With the rat-tail file I rouned the inside.
nosliwg5 years ago
This is absolutely beautiful work.  After reading your instructions I attempted a ring on my own, and found that I could do a good job of the outer shaping by mounting the ring on a cushioned drill bit (a makeshift lathe).  The result is less compelling, but easier to produce.