Wearable Wooden Ring - Narra, Birch, and Walnut

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Project by FrankLad posted 05-04-2009 09:16 PM 2331 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 -

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#1 posted 05-05-2009 12:30 AM

Beautiful ring. I want to try one of these, thank you for the information and the posts.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#2 posted 05-05-2009 03:00 AM

Thanks, Junji! If you do, let me know how it turns out!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#3 posted 05-05-2009 06:59 AM

Yes, sure, I will do so if I can make one.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#4 posted 05-17-2009 03:55 AM

great job

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 04:42 AM

The more I look at your rings the more I want to make one. Thanks for sharing them with us. Rog

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg

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