I have always liked rings but they never fit me right and they seem cost to much. So I decided to make my own ring. I had some beautiful scrap wood lying around and I thought that it would look amazing as a ring. I made two rings then thought 'Hey this would be a cool instructable'. The rings fit me perfectly and were free except for the tung oil and the sealer. This is how I made them.
You will need:
-A Rotary Tool or Large Drill Bit
Step 1: Step 1: Finding Worthy Wood
For this step you will need to find some thick sticks. I found my stick in our firewood in my backyard. If you can't find one in your backyard I would take it as an opportunity to go on a hike. I chose a stick without and side branches because I couldn't cut a straight ring blank with a branch with side branches.
Step 2: Step 2: the Start of the Ring
For this step I clamped the stick down and sawed off about 1/2 of an inch. This will be the ring. I left the bark on because later on it gets taken off as the shaping of the ring begins.
Step 3: Step 3: Rough Shaping
Next I took the ring blank and used my rotary tool to do the rough shaping. Make sure to make it a little SMALLER then what you want the final ring to be. In the next step I did a lot of sanding that plus the stain and sealer will make it fit just right. I used three main rotary tool bits: a flat sanding one, a round tip sanding one and and flat tip skinny sanding one. Make sure to leave about 1/8 around the edge for sanding. If you're using a drill bit just drill out a hole that is a little smaller than what you want it to be. If you don't have a rotary tool then you can just sand away the excess wood around the edge.
Step 4: Step 4: Sanding and Sealing
This is the most time consuming part of the instructable. So I knew that I wanted this to be super smooth, so I made sure that I spent a longer time on this part then I probably should have. I started out with 80 grit sandpaper and then moved all the way to the highest grit I had then went to steel wool. But its up to you how high you want to go. For basic shaping I used 80 grit then slowly moved up to steel wool. Make sure to sand the inside. Then I stained it with Tung oil then allowed it to dry then applied the sealer.
Step 5: Step 5: Finished
I'm really happy with how the rings turned out, I will definitely make more in the future. You could engrave the ring with a message or a name. If you do make a ring of your own please post pictures of it because I would love to see them! Thank you for viewing this as it is my first instructable!