|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 01-14-2013 01:53 PM||1714 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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,