If you like making wooden rings, and learning about making rings, then you are in the right place. Here are 10 posts that will teach you all about making wooden rings. It’s everything from practical instruction to design and theory. Enjoy!
Top 10 Wooden Ring Making Posts
Here at Westfarthing Woodworks, new articles come out every couple days. This is great for you, and you get to learn a lot about ring making.
It’s also not good sometimes, because you can miss some of the best posts if you miss a week. However, this post will help you catch right up.
This is a collection of 10 of my best ring making posts, and they will help you in several aspects of making wooden rings. There are posts that cover the step by step process, as well as others that cover making good choices with your rings.
There are also alternative methods and materials, and ways to make better rings using the things you already have. This is a really good sample of what I deliver on this site week in and week out. I hope you enjoy.
How to Make a Laminated Ring
How to Make a Laminated Wood Ring is a perfect set of instructions for making laminated rings. The process of wood lamination gives your rings more strength, and the wood color choices give your designs pop.
This is one of the most common ways to make a wooden ring, and you can really do a lot for your designs. All you need to have is several pieces of thin wood, and you can start making laminated rings right away.
Inside the article you will learn everything you need to know to start making rings with this technique, and you can repeat the process for any other design. It’s super easy to learn too, and you can be making rings in a matter of a couple hours.
25 Gorgeous Wood species for Making Wooden Rings
25 Gorgeous Wood Species for Making Wooden Rings is your complete guide to ring making wood. Your designs are only as good as the type of wood that you choose, so this guide is a must for any beginning ring maker.
Did you know what there are types of wood that come in nearly every color? Did you know that there is red wood, purple wood, and even green wood? You can find it all in your local hardwood store, and if you have never been there before you are in for a treat.
Take some time to browse through the different wood species in the post. They are both beautiful, and in most cases they are not expensive. Even the more pricey woods are not bad though, especially when you consider how small of a piece you need to make a ring.
10 Helpful Tips on How to be More Productive Ring Maker
In 10 Helpful Tips on How to be a More Productive Ring Maker, there are several great strategies for ring makers. It’s all about maximizing your time, and minimizing your effort to produce the most rings.
There are small things that you can start doing right away that will make you a more productive ring maker. They are all easy, and the beauty of each technique is that it’s a small change that makes a big difference.
Incorporate some or all of these into your process. When you do, you will find that you are more productive in the shop. This will turn into more wooden rings, and that means you can sell more or give more.
How to make a Wooden Ring
How to Make a Wooden Ring is another look at the basic process for ring making, complete with step by step instructions. If you are brand new to ring making, this tutorial is definitely a recommended read.
The basic process of ring making is easy to learn, and the beauty is that you can apply it to nearly all of your rings. Once you know what you need to do, and the order, the rest of the design options and looks are all up to you.
I recommend that you get your wood from a nice hardwood store, or buy it online. This way, you have a nice stock of colorful wood to choose from. The more wood you have, the better your designs will be.
How to Use Plastics and Acrylics in Your Wooden Ring Designs
You can use other materials besides wood, and in How to Use Plastics and Acrylics in Your Wooden Ring Designs, you will be introduced to a couple more materials. Wooden rings are still primarily made from wood. However, you can add other materials too.
Don’t feel like you are stuck using wood alone for your rings. You can use anything you like, and plastics and acrylics are a great start. It’s an easy material to work with, and you can get started for a few dollars for your first blank.
These are common materials, and they are easy to find. They are used by wood turners, pipe makers, and other artisans in their projects. Since they are so popular, they also come in tons of colors, sizes, and looks. You are sure to find something you like.
Sizing a Wooden Ring
In Sizing a Wooden Ring, you will learn one of the most important parts of making a wooden ring. How to drill the finger opening. After all, if the ring doesn’t fit well, the owner will not wear it.
Of all the things you can do to your rings, the size is the most important. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your ring designs are. If the ring fits poorly, it will never see the light of day, and you may never even know about it.
When you give rings as a gift, the recipient will most likely never tell you about any problems with their ring. People in general appreciate gifts, and will not want to make you feel bad. Instead of not knowing, follow the sizing chart instead.
9 Great Reasons to Use a Metal Core in Your Rings
When you are ready, 9 Great Reasons to Use a Metal Core in Your Wooden Rings is your guide to combining wood and metal. Nothing beats metal for strength, and nothing beats wood for beauty. Combine them, and you have the perfect wooden ring.
It’s not difficult to start using metal cores in your rings. You can get them inexpensively on Amazon, and from other retailers too. They are easy to shape, and you can also buy them pre-shaped as well.
When you add metal to the inside of your wooden ring designs, you get all the strength, and you get to hide it. If you don’t want to see the metal, you can design the ring so you don’t, and you preserve the wooden ring look.
How to Make Your Wooden Rings Stronger
The post How to Make Your Wooden Rings Stronger is all about little things that you can do to make stronger rings. It’s important to have a ring that can take a little wear, and the way to do it is pretty easy.
There are also several ways to make stronger rings, and this means you can choose the one that is the easiest for you. You can also combine them. There will surely be at least one way that works for you, so this is a good read.
Next to the finger opening, the strength is right up there for being one of the most important aspects of a wooden ring. Wooden rings already have an unwarranted reputation for being weak. Anything you can do to dispel that myth is good for all ring makers.
How to Use Different Shapes in Your Wooden Rings
Who says wooden rings need to be round? In How to Use Different Shapes in Your Wooden Rings, you will learn just that. Rings are normally round, but there are many more shapes that can work just as well.
The beauty of a non-traditional ring shape is that they stand out. From a distance, you can see differently shaped rings. They attract people because they are different, and then you have an opportunity to show more of your designs.
You still need to design them to fit on a finger, but that’s about it. Your deigns are only limited by your imagination, and you can make quite a bit once you start thinking about alternative shapes.
How to Protect Your Rings from Blowout
Finally, How to Protect Your Rings from Blowout is your guide to preserving your blanks from damage, and making more rings. When you drill, bad things can happen to your blank if you are not careful.
The great thing is you only need to do one little thing to protect your ring blanks. It’s free too in most cases, and it will mean better looking rings. Besides, less waste in ring making is a good thing.
If you have ever had a ring blank blow out on the back side, it can be hard to recover. It can also run the blank completely. When that happens, you lose the wood and you also lose the time gluing up the blank. Don’t do that, read the post instead.
Your Homework is to read through the posts that are the most interesting to you, and start practicing the techniques. If you are completely new to ring making, then read them all to gain the most knowledge.
Once you have a good understanding of the things you need to make better, stronger, and more interesting rings, you will be in better shape when you start producing. You will do better from the start, and that’s a very good place to be.
Make sure to put some of these things into practice. It’s one thing to read about something, and another to do something about it. Learn the knowledge, and then take it into your shop and apply it.
See Also: 35 Important Tips on How to Make a Ring
Top 10 Wooden Ring Making Posts Wrap-Up
There you have it, 10 excellent wooden ring making resources that will help you get started making wooden rings. Rings are a lot of fun, and they are unique. You can make a great gift, and the cost of entry is low.
Also, if you have very few tools, you can still most likely start making rings. Even the tools needed are inexpensive, and commonly found in hardware stores. You can even get the majority of them in a Walmart.
Spend some time reading and absorbing the information. This is thousands and thousands of words of free ring making instruction, and worth your time to look through. After you are done, start making rings yourself and practice. After a while, you will be a pro.
If you have any questions on Top 10 Wooden Ring Making Posts, please Post a Question in the Q&A Forum and I’ll be glad to help. Happy building.
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