Wooden Rings Cracking?

Westfarthing Woodworks asked 9 months ago

I recently made a couple of rings in a very similar way and they looked great.

Sadly though, by the next day they had cracked. I didn’t use Tru oil like you did but I did use a natural oil.

What can I do to prevent the cracking?


1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 9 months ago

Thank you Andrew. I’m sorry that you had such a rough experience with your rings. Normally rings don’t crack by themselves, though they can if you squeeze them really hard.

Take a look at the wood that you are using and see if it’s still wet. Wood that has not fully dried out can crack pretty quickly, especially when you make something so thin as a ring.

For your next ring, pick out fully seasoned wood, and laminate a few thinner pieces into a blank.

Drill the blank, and make your ring. I think you will have a lot better results.

Happy building, and please let me know if you still need help.

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