Watch this artisan make a gorgeous ring with walnut and crushed opal


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/19/watch-this-artisan-make-a-gorg.html


#2

Very nice tutorial. I wish I could see what resin he was using to assemble the ring. I was worried that with all the resin he was applying when he was shaping it on the mandrel, he would have a bad time loosening it afterwards.

I made a ring something like that once, but used sheet silver and plexy, then riveted it together, rather than assembling it and turning it to finish.


#3

It’s basically a ring made of cyanoacrylate.

It’s got an epoxy liner and some embedded wood, wire and stone, but it’s fundamentally made of superglue. I’m seeing a lot more interesting uses of CA since the spray accelerants have become widely available, especially in woodworking.

Very pretty and probably extremely durable.


#4

Well that was mesmerizing. :slight_smile: I also like the show “How It’s Made” as if that was in any doubt. :wink:


#5

Oh, great. Now I want to buy one.


#6

Noice. Might try that myself.


#7

If you want some American black walnut, PM me your snail mail address and I’ll send you as much as you’ll pay postage for. :). But I hear your local Aussie wood is pretty nice stuff!


#8

The eucalypt stuff is nice to look at, but a bugger to work with; hard and full of flaws.

(red gum)

Most of the time I work with weed timber; camphor laurel, african olive, etc.

I recently had some nice bits of spalted acacia, though:


#9

Gorgeous stuff, thanks for sharing it.


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