Macassar Ebony and Zebrano Bentwood Rings

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Project by wellington posted 1099 days ago 1865 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Practice, practice, practice.

Still nothing fancy like inlay or linings, but we’ll get there.

These are ebony and zebrawood, which were both surprisingly friendly to work with.

At present, they’ve only got one coat of tung, but they’ll probably get a few more in the next couple of days… and then (assuming the new CA glue I ordered gets here quickly) a CA finish (which I’ve still never tried)... and then buffed with some paste wax, just for good measure.

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

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#1 posted 1099 days ago

where do we put in for the ‘how to…..’ blog request??
nice work

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#2 posted 1099 days ago

They are gorgous. Hoe do you check the size?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 1099 days ago

j_olsen – i’ve gotten that request a lot lately :) i’m still getting the the workflow down… there are a few more little things i need to work out before i’m comfortable putting a blog together.

amagineer – i have gauges for each ring size… which are all slightly smaller than the actual size, so i have a little room to sand the inside without making it too large. while i’m sanding, i check every minute or two with my digital calipers to make sure everything is correct.

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

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#4 posted 1099 days ago

Nice! Would be curious to see the difference when you get the CA finish on.

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#5 posted 1098 days ago

Those are REALLY nice.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 1098 days ago

Some very nice rings, I’ve been asked to make a set for my daughter and son-in-law.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 1097 days ago

Those are so neat!!! I definitely would like to see you put together a How to Blog. Who cares if its 100% perfect blog. I would just like to see the steps you do to make them. They would make nice gift ideas. Keep up the good work

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#8 posted 1094 days ago

Ok Wellington! I know to practice but how do I practice if you don’t show me how?
Great Bentwoods they are beautiful! you are a lot farther along than me with bentwoods can’t wait to see a blog. I did find a really great piece at but I forgot who it was from and can’t seem to find it now. Keep it up! Thanks for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 425 days ago

Wellington. Love the rings. I can help you with a few ideas on the inlays and finishing. What did you use when wrapping it? CA glue? Thats what i’m using and i’m using it for my finish. I am jsut trying to get the glue marks to not show up as much within the layers.

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