Make your own bentwood ring

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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.

Second video is about bending, gluing up and finishing the ring.

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.


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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.


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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.


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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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