|Project by FrankLad||posted 05-04-2009 09:16 PM||2346 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Here’s another wearable wooden ring. This one is made up of Narra, Birch, and Walnut layers.
The wood was joined with the grain running perpindicular between layers. The ring was cut out, hand-shaped (no lathe involved), and sanded using increasingly finer grits of sandpaper until smooth to the touch.
Each ring goes through a grain raising process which involves spraying with water, sanding, spraying, sanding with 400 grit paper until the grain no longer raises when exposed to water. This ensures the wood stays smooth when exposed to water later. Especially important in natural oil finishes. (This one was finished with Land Ark penetrating oil.)
-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com