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1st attempt at a ring

Discussion in 'Turning Critique Forum' started by Az Turnings, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Az Turnings

    Az Turnings Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    @Mallardman have just started to mess with scraps to make rings. Here is my first attempt with a piece of curly maple I dyed/stab. All opinions welcome! These little suckers are definitely a patience tester!!

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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Looks good to me! Maybe shoot step by step photos on the next one? We might be able to learn a thing or two or provide some pointers on the process... can't argue with your results!
     
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    NYWoodturner Wood Spinner Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Looks good Blake! What kind of finish did you use?
     
  4. Az Turnings

    Az Turnings Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks! Its docs woodshop friction polish
     
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    Looks great.
     
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    Looks very good!
     
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  7. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Nicely turned!! That is sweet, and yes... it definitely appears it would test one's patience!
     
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    Mike Hill The Bard of Barbecue Full Member

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    That's cool and well done. Not my shade of blue though. It would clash with my new shoes.
     
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    Nice job on the ring. A little tutorial or tips on how you secured while turning inside/outside would be a benefit.
    Caution: This thread means there is potentially no wood scraps too small to pitch/burn. :redcard:
     
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    I think after seeing @Mr. Peet shop I am not sure I can get on board with your thought process... I will be drawing the line at pen blanks myself.

    I do however like the ring very much.
     
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    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    @Tony already said he wasn't throwing anything bigger than sawdust out. And, I'm just as bad. Have a box or two of little bitty scraps, turn a lot of keychains, they don't have to be full tube length, purty much any size works. Get's smaller than that, they're pilling up, waiting on my attempt at segmented pen blanks.
     
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    I love it. I have made several now. I forgot to get pics and post the last couple but I am very honored that a couple friends asked me to make the rings for their wedding and they wear them all the time.
     
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    Here was attempt #1 for me... African mahogany

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