Crafting a wooden wedding ring is actually not that involved of a process, and most people can be successful on the first round. You also don’t need a lot of tools, and that’s another benefit.
If you’ve never done any woodworking before, be aware that there is going to be a pinch of a learning curve associated with any woodworking project. However, the amount of learning you’ll have to do for a wooden ring is very small.
Most of the ring making process involves using sandpaper and files, which grind down the wood and change the shape. Your biggest tool is actually going to be patience in and situation like this, so if you are a patient person, you’ll have a much better chance of succeeding.
The basic process is that you glue a few thin pieces of wood together, and then after they dry, you drill a hole for the finger opening in the middle. Next, you cut off as much excess wood as possible around the hole, and then use files and sandpaper to make it look like a ring.
Most of the time is going to be spent with the files and sandpaper. Again, if you have patience, it’s not very difficult to make a wooden wedding ring.
My Ring Making Book shows the entire process, using basic tools as well.
For the record, my wedding ring is made from wood with a metal band inside for strength. I include those instructions in the book as well, and you can make a wedding ring that will last a very long time.
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