Making a BEAUTIFUL Ring Box!!




In this instructable I show you how to make beautiful ring box!! It is surprisingly simple and fast!! Hope you enjoy the instructable!!

Don't forget to watch the video!! :)

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Step 1: Preparation

Start by cutting off the section of wood you are going use for the box. Once you cut it on the band saw clean up the edges with the disk sander. You could use a table saw for this. In this case we do not have one, so we are going to use our band saw.

Step 2: Drill the Pocket

For the pocket we our going to use a wood forstner drill bit. These are a necessity if you are going to be drilling into wood a lot. Here is a link to a set: Forstner Drill Bit Set.

Step 3: Sanding, Sanding, and More Sanding

Sanding is a very important step. It might not seem necessary at first but it sets off the whole piece, and it adds that touch of quality.

Step 4: Finishing Oil

For my finishing oil I am using mineral oil. You can get mineral oil at the baby section of the store under the name of baby oil. Baby oil is just mineral oil and fragrance, and it's cheap!! Put some oil on a towel and rub it on to the wood. When you put the oil on, you really see the wood come to life!!

Step 5: Hinges

When you put on hinges on the back of a box, make sure to drill pilot holes where your screws will go. Drilling those holes makes the process much easier. Now put in all the screws and we are almost done!!

Step 6: Felt

To clean up the bottom of the pocket put in a piece of felt. This last touch makes it look so much better!!

Step 7: Finished

Now your'e done with your ring box!! :) I am very happy with how this box turned out. Hope you are too!! :)

Don't forget to watch the video for a more in depth process!! :) See you next time!! :)

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    1 year ago

    Beautiful result! But you really should invest in some clamps for the hole drilling and use some pusher wood or something for that band-sawing. Your ring box will look a lot less beautiful if it gets blood stained!


    1 year ago

    I love the simplicity of it all. Something I might add to the idea is a pair of small magnets that would keep the box closed.


    Reply 1 year ago

    I had the exact same reaction. Clamps are cheap.


    1 year ago on Step 7

    Great idea for all those scrap exotic woods that I have left over from pen making. Thanks!!!

    Kink Jarfold

    1 year ago on Step 7

    I have lots of scrap hardwoods. You've given me a great Christmas stocking filler idea. I try not to buy presents but make them. And I'm always looking for ideas like this. KJ

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    hoppyandjumpyKink Jarfold

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! I hope your boxes turn out beautiful!! :) This is great for pieces of scrap wood you have laying around the shop, and its fast and simple.


    G’day there,

    I LOVE this instructable. The box turned out beautifully! So good in fact that I am definitely going to steal your idea and make three for myself. I do some calligraphy for fun and my ink is in small round plastic bottles so I’ll use your design, make the base deeper and drill the hole to neatly fit the ink bottles. It will make my bottles very stable, make me feel very very professional and I’d bet in turn it makes my lettering better too.
    It will look awesome. I’m excited and I just want to thank you in advance - “thank you”


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