I Did It! (BentWood Rings)

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Project by WoodenFrog posted 03-01-2012 01:51 PM 2890 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few bentwood rings I made, The first one is Yellowheart and Zircote.
The others are Mohogany. There not perfect but I am pleased that I at least got some done.
I really was challenged to do bentwood, I just could not get it right.
The last pic shows how thin the one on my piney finger is, compared to the yellow heart and Zircote one is.
Thanks for looking.

Here’s a Link to a blog about the Lamination Style Wearable Wooden Rings I make!

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

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 02:22 PM

those look very nice. Great work!

-- Clarence

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 04:18 PM

Cool looking rings, nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 04:20 PM

Great looking rings. Can’t imagine how you did it. Maybe some day I can learn to do that. Thanks for pics.

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 06:19 PM

howdydodat ?

well done frog
more patience than i have

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 03-01-2012 06:19 PM

Thanks you guys for the great comments, MedicineMan If you go to try and I can be of help just let me know.
I will share whatever I can, Thanks again.

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

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 06:54 PM

Cool looking rings. What do you do ,just bend them to shape and glue them?

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#7 posted 03-01-2012 07:33 PM

Nice looking rings!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 03-01-2012 09:13 PM

Thanks Mr Jakosh, Your kind words mean alot!

DaddyT, I use small strips of veneer and wrap them around a form or dowel to get the shape, wrap it around and around using CA glue as you go keep it tight. Some woods bend without steam, some woods you have to soak in water . It is a hit and miss thing and I am not an expert at it by no means. If I can help you anymore P.M. and I will tell all I know. Thanks hope this helps.

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

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#9 posted 03-02-2012 01:03 PM

And ‘Did It’ you did. :) Very well done Robert. I particularly line the two tone one in the first pic. Your dad would be very proud as well. Very nice job.

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

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#10 posted 03-02-2012 01:14 PM

Thank you Rance! I wear that two tone one pretty much all the time, trying to put it thru everything I can.
I have did Franklads test of washing and drying it in a pair of jeans, I wash dishes with it on. I take showers with it on, Bath and I even left it in water all night to test (Still Going) I really like the bentwood style. A little harder to make so I think I’ll make both kinds.

Thanks again to everyone for the kind words, I think my dad would have been proud.

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

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 01:26 PM

donĀ“t show that to my little princess
then I will look bad , .... I cuold never do that

thanks for sharing


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#12 posted 03-02-2012 01:40 PM

very cool

-- scott

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#13 posted 03-02-2012 01:48 PM

That is really cool! Can you post a picture of where it is seemed? This is a fascinating project.

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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#14 posted 03-02-2012 01:52 PM

Thanks for sharing! They are beautifull, especialy when the light plays with the wood.
I’ve seen that I’m not the only one that asked ‘How did he do it?’ Thanks for your answers.
This realy is a thing to try at home!

-- Douwe

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#15 posted 03-02-2012 10:21 PM

Thanks everone for the kind words, They do mean alot.
ardbeg: I really cant find the seam on some of them if you do it right it is hard to see.
I will look at them and see if I can get a good pic of a seem, please take a look at some of the other great rings from other Lumberjock members, like FrankLad, Scrappy, Clung and Yorkshire Stewart to name a few.
There are many great ring makers on this site.

dennisgrosen;Put your mind to it….you could do it! Never say never!
Douwe: If you go to try it let me know how it goes,If I can help I will!

P.S. I forgot to mention my friend Jim Jakosh and Junji, they both make wonderful rings too…
Thanks again!

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

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