|Project by Brant||posted 08-02-2009 09:21 PM||1870 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Here’s my first attempt at some rings. The solid teak ring was made from 1 inch teak decking plugs that can be purchased in packs of 20 from any online boat store. Teak is very easy to work with and lasts forever if kept oiled. Perhaps over ambitious, I than bought some exotic wood and glued them together using waterproof gorilla glue and made the bentwood ring. The bentwood in the inside was a difficult process of steaming (in my wife’s rice cooker!) and bending over and over again. Having a wooden dowel and a thick ribbon helps in the bending process. I than oiled the rings and am waiting for the 100% beeswax to come in the mail to finish them off.