52 Create – Maple Walnut Rings

52 Create, my weekly creative challenge to make a new and wonderful item each week for the year of 2011. While I made a wooden ring a few weeks ago, that one was out of Baltic Birch plywood, and while I liked how it turned out, I wanted to use some more contrasting wood.  You really need to laminate two pieces together with rings so that the grain is strong enough around the full circle.

So this week’s project is made out of two pieces of 1/4″ wood, walnut and maple, laminated with their grain at 90 degrees to each other.  I made the thin ring first, curious at how thin I could make the wood, it’s quite strong considering it’s only about 1/16 of an inch thick.  The second ring I went for a more “bulbous” look.  Not exactly what I was hoping for but it’s certainly a different look than the first one.

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