|Project by Scott||posted 11-20-2013 06:07 PM||1341 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This hoop is 27 inches in diameter. I wanted to make this simple, so I did it without a form and I used wood strips that were pre-cut. I got some 3/4” x 1/8” pine trim pieces from the lumber store, then soaked them in cold water in my rain gutter for 45 minutes. I used duct tape to create a dam so the water wouldn’t drain out. They were very pliable, so then I wrapped them in a circle about the size that I wanted to make, and let them dry overnight in that circle. Then, to make the hoop, I just used a lot of clamps and glue. It takes some time to clamp it, so it is better to just put down glue for a foot or so, clamp that section then glue and clamp the next section, until you get to the end of the piece of wood. If you want another layer, let it dry overnight, then glue and clamp the next layer up.
It isn’t perfectly round, but close enough.
-- Scott in North Carolina