|Project by that1wood||posted 03-05-2012 09:20 AM||7898 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
I started out making the “sandwich” laminated style. After much trial and error I made a few that held up for a couple of months and one that has made it about a year now. But I still was not happy with the strength of the laminated ones though I prefer the look so I found an easy way to make the bent style ring using steam and super glue. The first few turned out pretty good, but I eventually got tired of the mess of the super glue(getting it on my clothes, but mostly sanding it off of my fingers.) but the advantage of super glue is that it can be a finished product very quickly and that it makes a strong bond and a great finish for any small wood project. But my dad always provides me with more wood working wisdom. I heard about people “impregnating” these rings with super glue, making them stronger. My dad pointed out by asking me this; “Do you think that the glue is stronger than the wood?” I don’t think it is. So I started using normal Elmers white which worked pretty good, but I soon got Gorilla Wood Glue and that seems to do the trick. With the trial and error portion out of the way and a decent quality with a classic and “lined” or 2-tone ring, I am looking to begin inlaying and making hybrid rings. I see alot of wood rings on here and they are all very good! So I am looking for some input on where to begin with inlaying. What are some easier inlay projects for rings?
Also, you can see some of my bent wood rings here, and I have some more small jewelry projects I will post soon!
Thanks a bunch for checking out my first post on here!
-- that WOOD be cool..... JL