Popular Ir Resistor Ble Ring




About: I am disabled and walk on a cane , but try and live life to the fullest ( or foolishness ) since my antics most time end up with me in bed on ice for a few days

Make a wooden ring with a resistor "Gem"
For little or no cost

Materials needed
Popular dowel 1 inch or larger
Scrap zebra or any scrap hard wood or you can use antler or horn
Drill / Dremel
Resistors of different sizes
Super glue
Hot glue gun
Lathe, oscillating spindle sander

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Step 1: Cutting the Wood

Cut dowel about 3/8 -1/2 inch long / Cut scrap wood to 1.5inch by 1.5 by 1 inch turn on lathe if you are going to use one. Find the best part of the antler , nearer the bottom is harder inside then near the top.
I used my Dremel to sand away the extra Zebra wood

Step 2: Drill Hole in the Center of the Wood

Just what it says , drill a hole as near to center of the dowel as you can

Step 3: Shape With Dremel or Oscillate With Your Spindle Sander

Shape the ring , round and smooth the inside and outside , flatten one side on the outside of the ring for the "Gem"

Step 4: Final Shaping

Use a knife to fine tune the shape of your ring round the inside edges more if needed , use sandpaper if you want to save yourself a cut

Step 5: Find the Right Resistor

This all started when my son found this large resistor and 3 others on something he was tearing apart

Step 6: Super Glue the Resistor

Use super glue or hot glue to hold the resistor to the ring ,make sure you cut the wire and bend them to touch the ring , I did drill this one for the wires

Step 7: Done !

Place on your finger and were your new rings , make some for your family , friends and dont forget your girl.

Step 8: This and That

I didn't use a finish on the rings since the oil of your hand will add a finish, you can sand them if you wish, I would start with 100 grit and finish it with 600 grit then a oil of your choice
This can be done on a lathe faster but my shop is a mess and I can't get to my lathe or use my other tools back there
When using power tools or a knife please be careful injuries can happen ....
My shop is somewhere back there



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    12 Discussions


    11 years ago on Step 4

    Besides using sandpaper, another way to keep from cutting yourself (this is always a good idea) is to cut away from yourself. Then if the knife slips, it shouldn't hit you.
    I see people cut towards themselves like you're doing all the time. This is okay if you're cutting vegetables (though still not bright), but the extra force required to cut wood makes you more likely to press the blade right into your thumb. It's just a bad idea.
    Take it from an Eagle scout: I would have had my knife confiscated if I were caught cutting that way at a meeting or event.

    3 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    WurdBendur is right, im in scouts too, and in cub scouts you barley touch a knife, boy scouts you can get classes from BSA on throwing them correctly.


    Reply 11 years ago on Step 4

    My son called me on cutting towards my thumb when he took the pic ....I would have been the one taking the knife from you since I use to do the cub scouts wood carving badge here


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I think thewoodcarver knows what he's doing even if he is cutting towards himself. Just look at his username!


    9 years ago on Introduction

     Excellent! I definitely have to do this!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    No way! Must trty, easy way to make a wood ring :D I am going to try with a soad can to make a ring too... I have plenty of resisters.

    Oh and a way to make it seem a little more techy (don't really have a word for it). You could cut a groove for the resistor and put it in the groove. To make it seem more sturdy.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    And I thought my shop was a mess! Great idea, I'll have to try it out.