Bentwood Rosewood Ring Jewelry

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 07-10-2013 at 01:43 AM 1700 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bending wood is hard…until it’s soft. ;)

Not sure how many girls are on this forum but no matter. I have enjoyed looking at many awesome projects here and thought to throw some of mine into the mix.

This is my first bentwood ring I ever sold and it was a huge hurdle for me as it took lots and lots and lots of practice to finally create and form my specific bending and finishing process. All you wood ring benders out there feel my pain, yes? Does the phrase practice, practice, practice ring a bell? Well, add another 100 practices to that and then your there. Heehee.

But seriously, I love wood even when it often does not love me back but that is what makes it so rewarding. Ever since that “aha” moment of honing my skills to create these wood rings I have been hooked and now find crafting bentwood rings almost therapeutic.


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#1 posted 07-10-2013 at 03:30 AM

Very nice!

And yes, I know the pain of practice, practice, practice.

But I also know the satisfaction of success!


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#2 posted 07-10-2013 at 06:02 AM

Great job…it’s beautiful !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 07-10-2013 at 06:02 AM

Very nice Indeed..
I know that pain very well too..
Great job!!
Welcome to Lumberjocks!!! Glad you decided to share!!!

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

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#4 posted 07-10-2013 at 06:59 AM

Looks Great; I’ve heard a lot of bending wood – may have to try it.

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#5 posted 07-10-2013 at 07:00 AM

Tim Pursell – Many thanks from one bentwood ring maker to another. No pain no gain. ;) Enjoy your work as well.

SnowyRiver – Appreciate the feedback! I plan to keep the projects coming.

WoodenFrog – Good to be here with other wood lovers like yourself! Thanks for the welcome and keep bending those beautiful wooden rings. :)


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#6 posted 07-10-2013 at 07:05 AM

JR – It is very rewarding and has taught me patience that’s for sure.


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#7 posted 07-10-2013 at 07:27 AM

Great work.

-- Todd

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#8 posted 07-10-2013 at 08:31 AM

Scrollsaw – Many thanks from one self-taught wood lover to another.


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#9 posted 07-10-2013 at 08:45 AM

Very pretty ring. What is your process for bending?

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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#10 posted 07-10-2013 at 09:15 AM

Earlextech – Thanks!

I prefer steaming my wood as opposed to soaking. I constructed my own small steam box which works well and allows me to steam various types of wood at the same time. Then on to the form and allowing to dry before the gluing, trimming, sanding, sanding, sanding and finally polishing stage.


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#11 posted 07-10-2013 at 06:24 PM

Thats awesome. I have so many questions now. I couldn’t find a seam anywhere.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#12 posted 07-10-2013 at 06:46 PM

Very nice ring…excellent. Also welcome to Lumberjock, glad you could join us.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#13 posted 07-10-2013 at 06:55 PM

Nice Work! Are you able to do the same process with burls?


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#14 posted 07-10-2013 at 08:48 PM

308Gap – I appreciate the positive feedback.

aussiedave – Cheers mate! My first go here at LumberJocks and everyone has been so nice and positive.

mja979 – Thank you! Burl is a bad word in my shop. ;) There are so many beautiful “imperfect” burl patterns but have yet to cross that hurdle.


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#15 posted 07-11-2013 at 03:52 AM

That is beautiful work, well done! Oh, and Welcome!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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