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Bent Wood Ring Made by My Son

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 553 days ago 1408 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kyle, my son, made this bent wood ring for himself. He chose a bent wood ring blank from some I made a while back, then he went to work on it with sanders, sand paper, files, carving knives, CA glue, and micro mesh. I really like the result.

He cut the channel for the inlay banding by clamping a file flat onto a board so its cutting surface hung off the edge; centering the file on the ring by placing playing cards under it; and, then, simply pulling the ring against the file. The slot for the banding ended up with uniform width and depth and the banding fit perfectly.

He sanded the bare wood ring up to 400 or so then dowsed the ring in thin CA glue. He sanded with papers at 600, 800, 1000, and 1200, then he moved on to Micro Mesh using 9 grits from 1500 to 12000.

Thanks for looking, my fellow lumberjocks,

Russ





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 553 days ago

He did a wonderful job. You are a great teacher. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 553 days ago

Great work! It looks perfect!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 553 days ago

OUTSTANDING!
Wonderful Work!

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

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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 553 days ago

This is SO good I sent the link to a jewelry designer. Just elegantly simple (in appearance). I hope she likes it.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 553 days ago

Another winner nice work Russ.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Surfside

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#6 posted 553 days ago

That is easy on the eyes! Outstanding piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Knothead62

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#7 posted 553 days ago

Great looking ring!

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