|Project by BENTWOOD||posted 09-27-2013 09:28 PM||6314 views||6 times favorited||40 comments|
My first bentwood ring with a metal core so be nice. :) Most everyone loves the full grain look of a bentwood ring but some are not convinced just how durable they are even at a narrow 2mm width so…enter the metal ring core.
This metal ring core is typically joined together, but I left a gap of about 2mm between the two metal edges to display more bubinga when wearing and left a narrow band of wood visible at center inside ring (not shown in photos). I grounded the two inside edges smooth to taper and it feels seamless inside but I was wondering if anyone knows of a metal fill that resembles stainless steel and can be smoothed. I have seen an epoxy steel putty but not sure it would work.
Bangleguy was so kind to send me a sample of his two metal ring cores and JR_Dog has given me tips on the metal cores along the way so thank you both for that. Kudos as well to my other LJ buddies that have given me valuable input and ideas.