Greyed Maple(Thanks FrankLad) and Walnut Burl Bentwood Ring made for a Good Friend!

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Project by WoodenFrog posted 05-26-2013 04:44 AM 1140 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone, it has been awhile since I have had a new project!
Well this is a Bentwod ring made out of Greyed Maple,and Walnut Burl that I made for a very good friend of mine. He is a newer friend (Neighbor) but he can’t be beat, anytime my health will not let me do something he comes to my rescue. I have been in and out of the hospital the last couple of months, I think I have been home maybe a week or so in those two months and he has helped me with chores and cutting grass and things that just need to be done but I could not do. He has done all of this all the while he has a very lovely but very pregnant wife. They are expecting their second child any day now. The Greyed Maple came from Fellow LJ member and Master ring maker FrankLad. Thanks to him as well!!
I have a lot of rings and other little trinkets in the works, I hope I can stay out of the hospital to finish them.
Thank you all for looking and for any comments, I really enjoy reading the feedback Good or Bad!

I also want to say thanks to my daughter for using my light box to take the pictures. I think she did a great job.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#1 posted 05-26-2013 06:24 AM

It looks as no one can run circles around your new neighbor (pun intended)! I think he will like his new ring!

How do you size these rings? Do make measurements before you start?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 08:11 AM

oldnovice I use a Ring Mandrel to size the ring. I bought mine from an online jewelry store called Cool tools.

I have included a pic of some of the tools that use(these are not mine but mine look like these)

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 12:20 PM

That’s a cool one!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 02:54 PM

Robert you do excellent werk on your rings. I have made my wife a couple on the lathe. I know you don’t use a lathe and that makes them that much more unique. I know your new friend will really enjoy this ring.

It will be interesting to see how mine hold up with use thin as they are. Due to keeping both of our mothers both 88 and basically wheelchair bound we don’t go out often so she hasn’t worn any I made yet. Do you use any kind of stabilizer?

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 05-26-2013 04:26 PM

Thank you Jim!!! hope to get to use that Corian before long!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 04:37 PM

Hi Dewayne, Love your Work Too…
Thanks for the great Compliments on my Rings. No I do not use any kind of stabilizer on them. I do use about Ten coats of CA Glue as the finish, which helps a lot.
The Bentwood method makes them about 50-60% Stronger but is a lot harder to do.
That’s tough to have to care for your aging parents like that but it is also one of the greatest gifts you can ever give and receive I cared for my aging father near the end of his life and although very challenging I would never change or want to have givin’ up on him.
Just remember to take time for yourself!
Thank you again for the nice comments on my work!
If I can be of any more help just ask.
Keep up your great work and God Bless.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 02:47 PM

This is your best Robert. Very well done. Hope you get more time for rings this summer.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 02:27 PM

Very pretty ring! Love the patterns and colors on that gorgeous wood combo. It will be much appreciated by your friend.

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#9 posted 05-31-2013 03:23 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments, guys!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 06-02-2013 09:19 AM

Incredible, Robert. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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