Making Wooden Rings Web Article

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Blog entry by legoman posted 06-17-2011 08:46 AM 2079 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I’m posting this mostly for myself, but if it’s helpful to anyone else, that’s great!

I’ve been thinking of trying to make some wooden rings—to use up small bits of wood and (more importantly) to practise my skills (and patience!) working in miniature.

The article outlines three techniques for constructing wood rings: bent wood, layering, and combination. The author also nicely illustrates why a ring made from a single block of wood is structurally weak and includes some finishing tips. It’s a useful beginner article that complements FrankLad’s article on LJ.

I’m going to do some reading about small scale wood bending and will post anything that stands out. If anyone reading this has some good links, please share!

-- i have a small addiction to tools ...

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#1 posted 06-18-2011 02:44 AM

Thanks for the link.

Here is my best shot at a wooden ring.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 06-18-2011 06:19 AM

Thanks, Scrappy! That’s a great tutorial—very helpful!

-- i have a small addiction to tools ...

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#3 posted 06-18-2011 07:00 PM

I tried some bent wood rings a while ago, not sure if the veneer was old and too dry, or maybe it was the choice of wood, but I had a very hard time bending it tight enough to be ring size. Tried boiling, steam, microwave, all to no avail. They were ok for a bangle sized ring.

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