I will use a piece of oak to make the ring, it is a strong
wood and I like the look of oak.
A hole saw is used to cut the inner part of the ring. I
use my auto drill press lever to help drill into the oak.
I mounted my router in a vise and safely rounded the inner edges of the ring.
To break the ring!
Using my wooden jaw liners I put the ring in the vice. The liners will keep the piece secure and will not mark the wood ring.
Putting on a hand screw clamp for the upper part of the ring. This
will give me a better chance of splitting it in half.
Hammering the ring .......... I gave it a hit and it snapped
in half right along the grain.
Here is a photo of the two pieces of the ring, I just placed it on the bench and lined up the ends.It turned out great. Now with some titebond glue you should not see any lines at all.
Glueing it together...
I set it aside for a while and then it was ready.
Now I can have some fun with it and let people
guess how I did it.
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