|Project by Tim Pursell||posted 01-08-2013 07:31 PM||2789 views||10 times favorited||22 comments|
Well it was a long road getting to the point I could post a ring I could be proud of, but I made it! Last summer my college age son was asking me what woodworking project have I wanted to make, but yet to master. I showed him some bentwood rings I had seen in various online postings, including here on LJ.
For all the info available online these days, we could not find a GOOD tutorial on just how to go about making this type of ring. Some broad outlines, but little in cold hard facts. So we tried this and that, tweaked and tried again. We made a whole lot of tiny firewood.
Finally a method emerged and now I can crank out high quality bentwood rings in a variety of woods, in several styles. The best part was all the time I got to spend with my son in working out all those details.