In this instructables i will show and explain how i made this Resin and wood ring band. I love working with wood and resin and testing out new projects this is my first ring band.
This item will fit nicely in your pocket or on your finger :-)
My tip is how to make a wood and resin ring.
I have added a video of me making this project.
For this project you will need.
Epoxy casting resin
Acrylic paints optional
Buffing system for plastic and wood
Sandpaper grit 120 - 800
Dremel and sanding bits/ polish mops
Step 1: Step 1 Making the Ring Blank
1- break your wood to give an uneven broken surface. (i used a vice for this).
2- You can paint the wood for a different look but in this project i didnt.
3- To make the mould to hold the resin. I first wrapped the wood with double sided tape then wrapped cellotape that sits above the broken wood to hold the resin.
4- I first mixed the resin with white dye and put a very thin layer to give a snow look. (some of the wood could be seen above the resin). Leave to cure overnight.
5- Once the first layer was dry i mixed some more resin with a tiny amount of blue dye so it was translucent. I then poured this on top and left for a few days to fully cure.
Step 2: Getting the Blank to Size.
1- Take the fully cured blank
2- Decide the size of the ring you want.
3-I want a uk size k so used a 16mm forstner bit and would then sand to the size required.
4- I then wanted to cut and shape the outside of the ring. i cut the ring down to size with a bandsaw and then used a bench sander to finish the sizing. (This step could be done by hand)
Step 3: Shaping and Sealing the Wood
1- I used my dremel to taper the sides of the ring to make it more comfortable.
2-I also slightly tapered the inner ring for comfort.
3- Sand the rings through the grits (120/800) to get a smooth finish removing the worse of the scratches.
4- Coat the wood with minwax poly leave to dry i did 2 coats.
Step 4: Finishing
To get a good shiny finish i use a buffing system to finish the ring.
1- first i use Tripoli polish on a B grade mop. I use standard polish mop with tripoli for the inside the ring.
2- I use G quality loose mop with a beige Gloss wax followed by doing the inner ring.
3- I use a WDR yellow and p175 super finish again followed with small mop on Dremel for inner ring.
This part can take a while but the finish is all worth doing it for.
I hope you enjoyed this and will consider voting for me me in the pocket size project.
The video i have added will explain more about how i made this and i would consider watching it first.
Many thanks :-)