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Since I posted the bentwood rings that I made I got a lot of questions about how to make them and how they are made. To answer all of those questions I have made these two videos.

First video is about preparation and what do you need.
http://youtu.be/XOpefb1dIJo

Second video is about bending, gluing up and finishing the ring.
http://youtu.be/hqWlzlCjwjA

Hope that this will clarify the mystery a little and that it will encourage you to make some for your loved ones.

If you do have any questions I will be more than happy to reply to them.

Cheers





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 10:19 AM

Interesting Video’s clears up spme questions I had about making these.. Thx

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

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 01:04 PM

Your timing posting these video’s is great. I’m making a Christmas ornament. A little box with a bow. The glue technique will help to preserve the bow over time. You explained the how and whys well. Thank you.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 01:52 PM

Thanks for taking the time to make the video. I’ve wanted to try these and now i know how

-- mike c

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 02:04 PM

Thanks for the videos! Very clear explanation of a very interesting project.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 03:59 PM

Thanks for the info.Think I’ll try a few rings myself.Hope I can be sucesssful .

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 04:18 PM

Thank you so much for posting the videos. I have wanted to know how bentwood rings are made ever since I first saw one.

Thanks for sharing your technique.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 04:20 PM

Nice—thanks for the videos.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 05:14 PM

Thanks! Favorited.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 06:09 PM

heavy that was a great video. I have had several people ask me to do a video of how to make my rings but I hate doing videos. so I can direct them to your video. Also I like the tool you made to hold the rings to do finishing the rings. I usually use a pair of tweezers’ like clamps to hold part of ring

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 10:42 PM

Nice instructional video Heavy! It’s interesting to watch other ring bender’s different techniques.

-- http://www.bentwoodjewelrydesigns.com

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 11:58 PM

Great videos, I’m glad you showed the different finishes at the end. Thanks

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 12:25 AM

Great videos. Favorited and on the to do list.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 01:19 AM

Much appreciated project/videos my friend. Excellent work.

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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#14 posted 11-07-2013 01:28 AM

My thanks go to you sir! I’ve always wanted to know how it’s done. Let’s just say I was way off with what I was thinking…

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#15 posted 11-07-2013 02:21 AM

thxs Mr. Heavy – these must be “light as a feather” – This method seems fairly do-able. i wonder if Tight Bond 3 glue would work ? I’d like to try this with students > but Cyanoacrylate may be a safety problem – Anyone have a comment about Tight Bond 3 glue as a posiblilty ??
cheers >

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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