Can You Make a Ring from Other Materials?

Q&A Woodworking Forum IndexCategory: Wooden Ring MakingCan You Make a Ring from Other Materials?
Brian asked 9 months ago

Can wooden rings be made from other materials that are combined with wood to make a hybrid ring? What kind of materials go well with wood?

1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 9 months ago

Wooden rings are by definition made from wood. However, there are some things you can do to liven up the look, and use other materials.

Plastic, Bone, Shell, and Metal all go well with wood. You can glue them together with two part epoxy, and the pieces will hold together really well. (just be sure to scuff the mating surfaces first)

When you combine materials in a wooden ring, you really find some amazing designs that you just can’t get anywhere else.

If you are just getting started, look online for acrylic blanks that are sold to lathe turners for making bottle stoppers, and duck calls. These are perfect size for slicing and adding to a wooden ring blank.

Once cured, you can drill and shape the material almost the same as you do wood. There are some little differences that you will discover along the way, but nothing you won’t sail right through.

Here are some great places to find ring making supplies, and they will help you find good stuff to work into your blanks. The pictures are super inspirational too, so get ready to spend some money.

Happy building.

See Also: 9 Great Ways to Make Better Wooden Rings

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