|Project by wellington||posted 08-12-2011 12:27 AM||2284 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
So, about two weeks ago, I heard of these ‘bentwood rings’... and, even though I had no idea what they were, or how to make them, I figured I would do a few minutes of research, and try my hand at it.
Well, I’ve been practicing a bit, and these are the first three that I’m decently pleased with (they took about 3 evenings, after work).
They’re all ambrosia maple, just with varying degrees of color. The finish is two coats of tung, and a quick buff with my micro meshes.
These were made with no tools, none; just a dowel rod and some sand paper… which, frankly, I think is pretty cool.
They’re between ring size 7 – 9 (they were sized for a few friends), and they’re between 2 – 4mm wide.
Generally, I’ve been trying to keep the thickness to no more than 2mm, just for comfortability between your fingers.
Off to more practice!
-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.