|Project by A.Scott||posted 06-22-2015 05:00 PM||893 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
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.