How to make a ring out of wood shavings

How to make a ring out of wood shavings

In this article Lluis shows us how to make a wooden ring.

To make a wood ring from shavings the first thing to do is to use the planer to get the shavings from a thin strip of oak. Then apply masking tape to a wooden rod of the desired diameter (in this case 16mm). To make the next step easier, I recommend unrolling the shavings.

How to make a ring out of wood shavings

Now I use cyanoacrylate glue so that I can wrap the shavings around the wood rod. It is crucial to get a tight bond between the layers, so take your time to get the best result. Then I apply cyanoacrylate to both sides of the ring and let it dry.

Cut the inside of the wood ring with a scroll saw.

It’s really hard to take the ring of the wood rod, so I cut a segment of the wooden rod and with the scroll saw I removed most of the rod that remains inside the ring (that’s my way of doing it). And now it is easily removed.

Then a little coarse sanding to speed up the shaping process, followed by a final sanding with 500 grit sandpaper. I apply 2 or 3 coats of cyanoacrylate, with a light sanding between coats.

When the cyanoacrylate glue dries it leaves an opaque layer. Therefore we need to polish the cyanoacrylate so the wooden ring looks nice. I use a piece of leather and some patience. In this way we obtain a shiny, resistant and durable coating.

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