Easy Wood Ring

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Intro: Easy Wood Ring

These diy wood rings are pretty cool. They have a pretty cool look and theres many different ways you can make these. I made mine out of a tree branch I found in my yard. You will need to find the right size branch that is not to big or or not to small grab a couple and do some trial an error. I sanded mine down. could also stain them if you wish. It took me a couple to get it right i broke a couple of them them trying to cut out the hole. Not sure what type of wood it was. This only requires a few tools to make.

you can use wood dowles

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

Supplies

Branch

Tools

hand saw

drill

drill bit

hand chissel

finishing sander

Step 2: Cutting Branch

After you find a good branch to use starting cutting. Make the branch is a good size and wont be to big in between your finger. I found using a hand saw worked best for cutting the branch. Start with cutting a your branch with a straight cut. Cut slowly and take your time. Make sure to make a smooth cut at the bottom of the branch. Now cut the branch a second time to cut off the part for the ring. Cut this about 1 -2 centimeters depending on the width of the ring you want. Make sure to cut this straight down even with the edge so the ring is straight. Cut a few at one time in case you break one while cutting out the hole.

Step 3: Cutting Center Hole

This is the part where you need to be careful not to break your ring. I started by drilling a small hole in the center or wood. After you have a small hole drilled use a bigger dit to make the hole bigger. You can take the drill bit and move it around to create a bigger hole. Do this again with yet another bigger bit. I steeped on the ring to hold it down so it didn't move with the drill spinning.

Next

Take a long circle file /chissle and start working it up and down scraping out the center of the wood. This can take a little while be careful not to scrap to hard to break the ring. go in a circular motion so that you don't create groove in the inside of the ring. If you do make a groove you can file it out. Keep filing until you get size that fits your finger.

Sanding

I took some fine sand paper and sanding the inside of the ring so that it was smooth. Then i took a finishing sander and sanded the sided. I also sanded of the bark layer on the circular part of the branch. Stain if you want and your done.

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    Brokk Hrafnsson

    8 months ago

    I liked the end result, but I'd advise using some sort of oil or stain to make the grain stand out. Historians have found many Anglo-saxon Rings (the Kingmoor and Bramham Moor come to mind) that have 'magical' runic inscriptions, and there are rings from all sorts of other cultures that look incredible.

    You could really do the same thing, and I hope it lasts for many generations (if it hasn't cracked)

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    tomatoskins

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I love that you used a tree branch for this! It's such a great idea. I wonder what will happen over time when the wood dries. Please update when that happens!