Rings, teak and exotic wood

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Project by Brant posted 08-02-2009 09:21 PM 1898 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 08-02-2009 10:01 PM

what’s your source for the 1” teak plugs? quick google only showed up to 1/2” but that’s probably just my lack of resourcefulness right now =) looks great! hopefully the wax fills in the pores yea?

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#2 posted 08-02-2009 10:05 PM

Thank goodness I have my own rice cooker! Excellent idea!

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#3 posted 08-02-2009 11:18 PM

1 inch teak plugs:

20 for $16 (AFI Marinco 1 Inch Teak Plug 20 Per Bag AFI60155)

The camera really shows the pores but I never noticed them until I saw the pictures… but I think the wax should hopefully fill them in and give it a shiny finish. If not, I’ll use some Arm-R-Seal gloss.

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#4 posted 08-02-2009 11:43 PM

i like these slightly better than mine SOB SOB….....


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 08-03-2009 01:02 AM

Nice work, Brant! Careful, or you’ll get hooked on making those rings! (Great thing is – not much material is required. :) )

Coincidentally, I recently made a ring for my wife out of teak with bird’s eye maple lining.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 01:04 AM

Looking good

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 04:29 AM

Looks great. What kind of wood is in that last picture? Looks almost like zebrawood.

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#8 posted 08-03-2009 08:00 AM

Very nice rings. Great job/ Great selection of woods.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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