Bent Wood Ring #1

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Project by A.Scott posted 06-22-2015 05:00 PM 870 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First a big thanks goes out to Mišo Hlavati for posting a very good video of how he makes a bent wood ring.

Mišo talks about using veneer which is what i did but I didn’t purchase mine. To make this I used a dead broken limb from a Formosa tree in my parents back yard that had apparently dried pretty well. To get the piece you see in the pictures I used a hand planer and on my first attempt received a nice piece. It may appear I sped things up a little but since the wood had a near perfect bend I went ahead and began wrapping and gluing it around a 3/4” copper pipe. After it dried I did followed the steps of sanding from 120 up to 320 and later used 600 and then just 1000 grit. To finish it off I turned a piece of pine so the ring fit pretty snug and applied two coats of bees wax to it. I think the wax helped give it a little more of a golden look, an old friend of mine said it looks like an old copper pipe even though that is not what I was looking for.

Anyway thank for looking and to see Mišo Hlavati videos of how he does it, I have provided two links below.

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 05:22 PM

Thanks for sharing a good looking ring. You said that you wrapped it around a 3/4 inch pipe is that the final inside diameter?

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 05:46 PM

The final inside diameter is a hair over 7/8”

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#3 posted 10-05-2016 12:37 PM

This is a real beauty. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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