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Bent Wood Ring Made by My Son

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 01-14-2013 01:53 PM 2256 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 01-14-2013 02:51 PM

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

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 03:19 PM

Great work! It looks perfect!

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

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 03:53 PM

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 01-14-2013 04:51 PM

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 There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 07:56 PM

Another winner nice work Russ.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 09:50 PM

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 01-14-2013 11:27 PM

Great looking ring!

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