Ambrosia Maple Bentwood Ring.

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Project by wellington posted 08-14-2011 04:08 AM 1951 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Still practicing… I have a lot of this maple, and since it’s easy to work with, I’ve been doing all of my practice with it.

I don’t really know how to do inlay yet… so instead, I positioned one of the streaks in the maple to make a nice offset line… it’s definitely not the same, but it’s the best I’ve got so far :)

I think I’m starting to get the hang of this… I’ve fashioned a jig to squeeze everything as tight as possible… and I’ve made a makeshift arbor for my drill to make sanding / polishing a whole lot easier… and it’s definitely getting a result.

I still haven’t gotten brave enough to try putting a CA finish on one of these (also, I don’t have any thin CA or accelerant)... but soon!

This was sanded through all of my micro meshes, and buffed with a coat of paste wax.

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 05:02 AM

Great Lookin Ring

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 07:25 PM

Very nicely done

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 08-23-2011 08:45 PM

Come on Wellington! P.M. me with the low-down on your process! I have mine but it is not as good as yours!
How are you bending it! Steam or boiling the wood! I’ve tried both and I’m still not happy with the results.
Thanks for sharing and Great work on a beautiful ring.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 07:43 AM

hey wellington the rings look great. i was wondering what the jig you put together to keep it tight looked like. thanks.

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 12:15 AM

Looks great!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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