How to Fix a Small Wooden Ring?

Q&A Woodworking Forum IndexCategory: Wooden Ring MakingHow to Fix a Small Wooden Ring?
Brian asked 2 months ago

Is there any way to fix a wooden ring that is just a little too small to wear?

1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 2 months ago

The good news is that it’s easier to fix a ring that is too small than a ring that is too large.

All you need to do is start sanding out the inside of the ring to remove wood, and make the opening larger.

As you do, you will notice that the ring fits better, and that it is a lot more comfortable than before.

Keep on doing this same process until the ring fits really well, and you are done.

The easiest way to accomplish the size change is with a Dremel tool and sanding drums. Go very slowly, because the Dremel removes a lot of material.

Another easy way is to wrap coarse sandpaper around a dowel. Use the curve of the dowel to help you remove material evenly from the inside of the ring, and then finish with finer papers so it feels nice on your finger.

Always start rough, because the goal in the beginning is to remove as much wood as possible in the shortest amount of time.

Once you are very close to the fit, switch to finer paper and smooth out the surface inside the ring so it is comfortable.

Happy building.

See Also: Sizing A Wooden Ring

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