Intro: Ring Box
This ring box is made from purple heart and beech. A simple box for a special occasion. This box can be completed in a few hours.
I was asked to make this box for a friends son who has now proposed to his girlfriend i was delighted to be asked to make the box and im happy to report she said "yes".
WHAT YOU NEED
2 inch square of purple heart wood.
1 inch x 2 inch of beech
3mm brass rod 2 1/2 inches long
3.5mm drill bit
1/4 inch bandsaw blade
1/8 inch bandsaw blade
Foam to hold rin in box
Step 1: Step 1
Cut the purple heart to 2" x 2" square
Cut Beech to 1" x 2"
Get the 3mm rod, and 3.5 mm drill bit
Use a compass to draw a circle at top right of purple heart this will be the hinge for the lid so does not need to be big just needs to have a centre mark so you can drill the hole for the rod.
Draw the design of the lid and box on side of purple heart.
Step 2: Step 2
Drill hole in purple heart making sure the wood is square so the drill hole is straight.
Cut the lid out on the bandsaw using 1/8 inch blade
Cut box out ( Dont make the sides to thin 1/4 inch should be enough to make a strong ring box)
Thats the box all cut, Now for the sides
Step 3: Step 3
Draw around the box onto the beech put a marker where you want to drill.
Drill hole for rod
Put purple heart on top of beech wood place rod through as a guide to draw around box shape
On bandsaw with 1/8 inch blade cut around box shape this does not need to be to close as this will be all sanded once glued up.
Using 1/4 inch blade cut down the centre of beech to make the two sides
Looking good time for glue up
Step 4: Stap 4
Glue up box (DONT PUT GLUE ON LID) just on box bottom put rod in for glue up
A few hours should be fine but to be sure leave overnight
Sand the box with lid in closed position
I used a small dremel tool sander to make a dip in wood on lid to help with opening lid
Time for the finish
Step 5: Step 5
With a small brush i used 50/50 sand sealer and cellulose thinners
one coat was enough for me
when dry give a very light sand
one light spray of clear lacquer
Cut the foam and place in the box
All done congratulations