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How to Make a Wood & Hammered Silver Ring by ZebranoWoodCraft in woodworking Download 11 Steps Share Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Tumblr EmailFavorite I Made it! Collection Intro Intro: How to Make a Wood & Hammered Silver RingIn this DIY jewelry tutorial I will show you the process I used to make a ring with ancient bog oak and sterling silver.This week I asked you … 1 Step 1: Tools & Materials’ve included Ebay links to materials and equipment in the description of this video and if you use one of my links and purchase any item on Ebay … 2 Step 2: Cutting & Drilling the Bog OakThe first task was to cut a 10mm slice of the bog oak. This stuff is mega dense but my bandsaw is a beast and handled the task … 3 Step 3: Shaping the Wooden RingI used my caliper to mark a circle on the wood that was 2mm wider than the hole.With my line marked out I roughly cut the ring to … 4 Step 4: Cutting a Strip of SilverI mounted my trusty bench peg on to the edge of my table and used a jewellery saw to cut a strip of silver.To make the silver strip … 5 Step 5: Preparing the Silver Ring for SolderingI used a half round nose pliers to bend the silver into a rough ring shape and made sure the edges were touching.I quickly cleaned the edges with … 6 Step 6: Soldering the Silver RingSoldering was the fun part … dangerous but fun part.I brushed some soldering flux onto the seam of the ring and placed a few tiny pieces of silver … 7 Step 7: Hammering the Silver RingAfter another bath in the pickle I used a raw hide mallet and a steel mandrel to hammer the ring to shape.I kept stopping to check the inside … 8 Step 8: Finishing and TexturingWhen the silver ring was close to fitting around the wooden ring I mounted it on my lathe and cleaned up the soldering join with a file and … 9 Step 9: The Glue UpBy far the most nerve wracking part of the process was gluing the silver and wood rings together.I found a wood off cut, wrapped some electrical tape around … 10 Step 10: Final Shaping & SandingI flattened off the edges of the ring on the disk sander and then and sanded the inside with a few grits of fine sandpaper.The bog oak was … 11 Step 11: Wear It With PrideSo that’s the end of the project and I am super pleased with how the ring turned out.It’s the perfect size and feels so comfortable due to the …Show All ItemsIn this DIY jewelry tutorial I will show you the process I used to make a ring with ancient bog oak and sterling silver.This week I asked you guys on Instagram what I should use for my next project. The options were a bottle opener, acrylic off-cuts or a chunk of Bog Oak (don’t snigger).I can report that the majority of you voted for the bog oak so I decided to do what I do best and show you how I made this wood & hammered silver ring. The piece of ancient oak was found preserved in a peat bog in the black forest area of Germany and is estimated to be at least 10,000 years old! To contrast the wood inside, the outside of the ring is sterling silver with a hammered texture and a patina from liver of sulphur.I enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to make something too. The video will show you how to make a wooden ring, how to make a silver ring and how to combine them to make something truly unique!Step 1: Tools & MaterialsShow All Items’ve included Ebay links to materials and equipment in the description of this video and if you use one of my links and purchase any item on Ebay within 24 hours then I receive a small reward. This does not effect the price you pay in any way and is just a way that you can support me to keep on making free videos “for you … the people”.