|Project by FrankLad||posted 05-04-2009 08:20 PM||8472 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This wooden ring began with a thin strips of oak that was steamed and bent into a circle, so that the grain runs around the circumference of the ring. The piece was glued with a waterproof poly adhesive, and the stip ends were fine sanded, to conceal the seam as much as possible.
The result was a thin, lightweight, yet surprisingly strong ring.
Although plain-looking, these bentwood rings are harder to make than the built-up / layered ones.
Also, this process involves no power tools.
-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com