My nephew is getting married. What better wedding gift than a beautiful place to put wedding rings? They’ll always know where they are when not on a finger. However, I suspect my nephew’s wife with have most use for the ring holder.

As a woodturning project, this has two components: a small bowl and a simple spindle. The bowl has a hump in the center for two purposes: First to allow jewelry to not accumulate in one pile in the center. Instead loose jewelry distributes in a ring near the rim. Second, to have a little more wall thickness to support the center spindle.

The spindle is not cluttered with a lot of beads and coves. Instead it is a smooth taper to receive any size of wedding ring. Beads and coves would get in the way.

My bowl is about 4.5 inches diameter; the spindle is about 6 inches tall. The walnut is finished with lacquer and buffed to a nice shine.

Just make sure you take project pictures before you give it away.


Music: Traumerei by Shumann performed by Becky Schlappi. Used with permission.

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