My bentwood ring.

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Project by BIGTEACH posted 06-23-2013 08:17 AM 1915 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my best effort so far on bentwood rings. I am struggling with glue marks during the process but they are getting better and better.

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 08:42 AM

What type of wood are you using and what is your bending process? This sounds like something I’d like to try.
I like the look so far, keep it up!

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....;-P

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 12:25 PM

I like them, they look good!
I build rings and thee do look good! Nice Work!

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

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 02:32 PM

they look nice
a bit more info would be nicer

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#4 posted 06-23-2013 02:36 PM

These are very nice. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 12:08 PM

These look fantastic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 03:31 AM

Thank you all for the kind words. They are made from Sapele and ash.

My secret was I bought a mixer pack of veneer from Lee Valley and worked with that. I will try making then from wood in my shop next.

I use the method of boiling the strips that I have sanded the ends down with. I used sockets from a mechanics set as my form because the sizes vary so much. CA glue for the whole thing and I made a tapered spindle for the lathe for sanding. I also created a jam chuck for doing the inside but that can be super rude on the fingers.

I am looking to find out what others are using to coat these rings?

I will post more pictures when i upload them to my comp.

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 03:05 AM

Woodenfrog What do you coat your rings with? I used CL glue it worked well but was a bit tough to work with.

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