|Project by Brett||posted 02-13-2014 07:35 PM||3543 views||19 times favorited||17 comments|
I wanted to make something for my sweet for Valentines day, to let her know that I care. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. I decided last minute to try and make a ring out of wood.
I didn’t really research how to go about it but I have watched some videos on bending the wood and turning one on the lathe. I started out to bend a piece of wood using hot water or steam to bend it. I thought to myself, what about using a shaving from the hand plane? It couldn’t hurt to give it a go!
I headed out to the shop and planed some curls from the edge of a piece of 1/4” thick maple and walnut(skew the plane to make the curly Qs). The third picture shows what the curls of wood looked like. Next, I wrapped the shaving around a dowel of the proper size and applied thin CA to it (painters taped wrapped around the dowel to remove it easier). Removed the ring after the glue cured and shaped and sanded . I applied what I thought was OB shine juice but later looked at the bottle and it was just BLO, for the finish. I think that with the thin shaving and the CA soaked in would have been finished enough but I felt like it was complete when I applied the BLO! Mind tricks. ;)
Next attempt is one from the walnut shavings!
Thanks for checking it out!
I just added a video to show how I used a shaving to make the ring. Hope you get something useful out of it!
-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com