The ring in the box Dave turned

Turned my first (and probably only) engagement ring box

Just wanted to add some photos of the engagement ring box I turned for my fiancée to show my friends over at r/turning, so without further ado…

Turning blanks
Started with two blanks much like those seen here. This is a sample photo, not a photo of the blanks I used, but just wanted to give those that don’t know anything about turning, an idea of what most people start with.
The top is walnut, the bottom, zebrawood. I had an idea when I started of how I wanted it to look. Came pretty close I think.
The top is walnut, the bottom, zebrawood. I had an idea when I started of how I wanted it to look. Came pretty close I think.
I don't own a drill press, so the holes for the magnets were not super clean. Used some neodymium magnets that I got at Michaels for $5. They work extremely well. (1/4" by 1/8")
I don’t own a drill press, so the holes for the magnets were not super clean. Used some neodymium magnets that I got at Michaels for $5. They work extremely well. (1/4″ by 1/8″)
The inside of the lid has a few grooves in it still. Guess that is what I get for waiting until the last minute to finish this up. Added a few light coats of clearcoat sealer to give it that shine.
The inside of the lid has a few grooves in it still. Guess that is what I get for waiting until the last minute to finish this up. Added a few light coats of clearcoat sealer to give it that shine.
Almost ready. Just need some way to secure the ring...
Almost ready. Just need some way to secure the ring…
A few layers of burlap hot-glued around a piece of foam does the trick. P.S. The ring is a morganite stone set in rose gold with a halo of white sapphire stones with two white sapphire leaves on each side.
A few layers of burlap hot-glued around a piece of foam does the trick. P.S. The ring is a morganite stone set in rose gold with a halo of white sapphire stones with two white sapphire leaves on each side.
First engaged selfie
She said ‘YES’! If you want to read about the proposal, Shannon wrote a post on it here.

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