LumberJocks

Walnut Bentwood Ring (Brass Inlay)

  • Advertise with us
Project by TFinney posted 03-26-2012 09:39 PM 1300 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first bentwood ring i’ve made that came out decent enough I felt I could Share it on Lumber Jocks. It’s made from some scrap walnut veneer with a piece of brass inlay that’s “pear” shaped. I finished it with two coats of quality CA glue, sanded down to 1500 grit, polished with beeswax. The pictures aren’t as good of quality as I would have liked, but I suppose that’s what you get with a cell phone. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up!

Enjoy,

Trav

-- I don't really know what I'm doing... I just make it look like it do.





5 comments so far

View vakman's profile

vakman

301 posts in 1870 days


#1 posted 03-26-2012 09:59 PM

This is really beautiful. When building this, do you use multiple layers of very thin veneer, or is this a single unit thickness wrapped once?

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

View TFinney's profile

TFinney

8 posts in 2159 days


#2 posted 03-26-2012 10:49 PM

vakman,

Thanks for the feedback! I actually use a single piece of thin veneer, and wrap it continuously around itself. Sort of a “spiral” effect, gluing it as its wrapped. I’d like to try a different method for gluing the ring itself together, but haven’t figured out a good way to clamp it. Up to this point the CA glue I use works the best for strength and speed, but isn’t the most conventional way to work wood, which is what I’d like to get back to if I can find a method that doesn’t result in pitching the project across the shop out of frustration.

Trav

-- I don't really know what I'm doing... I just make it look like it do.

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2712 posts in 1772 days


#3 posted 03-26-2012 10:55 PM

Very cool, I like the brass inlay.

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

View vakman's profile

vakman

301 posts in 1870 days


#4 posted 03-26-2012 11:42 PM

Thanks, yeah that was what I was picturing, I’ve never worked with veneer though and wasn’t really sure just how thin it can be made. Use a pit more CA and the work will stick to your fingers, preventing cross-shop pitched :)

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 2380 days


#5 posted 03-27-2012 12:13 AM

Trav, Very nice work I really like it!!
Great job!Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com