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Anybody ever make a ring?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    I'm thinking aboot whittling rings for fun, and gifts if I get good enough. Anybody ever do this with wood?

    Also, has anyone ever worked with bone? We have a few racks laying around doing nothing, so I figure I might be able to put them to use. :D

    Darkshadow- I found your rose when I was searching, and the abrasive thing is under consideration!
     
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    [Butthead voice] hu hu hu, he said bone [Butthead voice]
     
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    At least I'm not the self-proclaimed King of Pickle handling!
     
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    ah, but I get to check out the pickle cutters
     
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    Actually the both us got fired.

    And actually it was pickle slicer to be precise.
     
  6. TSGB

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    ANYWAY- back to whittling.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    I have a friend that does a fair job, but haven't seen him make a ring yet. give it a try, who knows what you may turn up with.
     
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    Just don't watch the video.
     
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    I made a ring out of metal. I used a stainless steel nut, 5/8" or 3/4", and I bored out the inside 'till it fit on my finger. Then I cut down the width to about 7/16". It's way cool, I think so anyway. Needs a little more polishing. I have thought of trying to whittle something, just never have done it. I have a lot of old deer horns to, all the little guys my grandpa shot through the years. I'd really like to make something out of those.
     
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    Many many years ago I made one out of an antler. I cross cut it on my dads bandsaw, and then drilled out the center on the drillpress. I took off all the unwanted material off the bottom & sides with a belt sander, table type, and then fine polished the rest by hand. Then I restored the color to the antler with some wood stain, and put a finish on it. It turned out pretty good actually, but I was young, and outgrew it quickly. I didn't really wear it anyway.. just something to do.
     
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    That's pretty cool! I wouldn't mind just having the natural color of what's inside the core of the bone.
     
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    The color looked natural, but when the antlers get older they dry and turn white. So, since these were a little old, I more or less freshend the color, and sealed them. The top side was the natural outter part of the antler, with all the usual bumps & ridges etc.. but the underside and sides were polished smooth. I quickly found out that the squared off edges are not very comfy against your other fingers after just a short time. So, I smoothed the sides & bottom, and all of the inside (where you finger goes) so that the edges were beveled, and smoth throughout. It really did turn out nice, but i'm not much a "ring person" so I never really did wear it often. Then, like I said it got too small. I was probably in middle school when I made it.

    The finshed result was more brownish in the ridged area, and faded to an off white color as it went around to the sides and under, the white color was the natural color deeper in the bone. I wish I still had it, but it's long gone to who knows where.. probably wherever all the missing socks go.
     
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    the sock monster ate your ring too?
     
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    I think that's my next project. :D
     

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