This is how I make one of my wooden rings. This particular ring was made from ebony and is for sale along with many other wood rings in my etsy shop http://ift.tt/1P5J8Et
I developed this method of making rings over time to both fit the constraints of my studio and budget. I started making wooden rings as a way to keep myself creating on a daily basis and a wooden ring is something that I could easily make at least one of each day. It was a practice in perfecting a task, not in speed or in quantity, but perfecting the creation of an object with my hands. It is by no means the fastest method for making a wooden ring. I find the use of hand tools both therapeutic and that it also gives me the best end results for my rings. I spent about a year developing my ring making method with lots of trial and error. I tried using hole saws and drill bits to bore out the inside diameter of my rings. This method was a lot faster but I often found that the heat and vibration caused by the drilling resulted in a weaker ring in the end. I don’t intend for this video to be a tutorial or a description for the best way to make a wooden ring, it’s just what I’ve found to be the most satisfying way of making a wood ring for myself.
Average time for making a wood ring is 20-30 minutes
Jewelers saw with 12.5TPI scroll saw blades
220 grit sand paper
Various Norton sanding sponges
Dremel with sanding drum
Hand made Tung Oil and wax to finish