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Project by Brett posted 02-13-2014 at 07:35 PM 2283 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey folks!

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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY0zkIG6tb8

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 at 08:07 PM

WOW Brett, this is a new one for me. I’ve never seen this technique. The ring sure shows up really good and you used those shavings?? The maple looks super!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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andyboy

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 at 08:28 PM

I love that Brett. Always thought about gluing shavings but never quite got around to it. What a neat idea for Valentines day.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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Brett

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 at 09:30 PM

Thanks men! Yes I did use one of the shavings. I just kept wrapping it on itself until it was all turned into the ring and glued it with CA glue. It really worked out really well. It’s not perfect but it works. I thought about making a video of how I did it and sharing it. I still want to head out and make one with the walnut shavings. Maybe I’ll go do that now!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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leafherder

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 at 11:48 PM

Great idea! And a perfect illustration of the old saying “work smarter, not harder”. Did you use the glue between layers as you wrapped or just at the end? Can’t wait to see the walnut version. Thanks for sharing!

-- Leafherder

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Brett

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 at 01:30 AM

Leafherder- I used just a drop of CA at the end of the wrap to hold it together. Then I ran some along both edges of the ring so it would soak in between the layers and hold them together. I made one out of walnut and the wood is so porous that it soaked in pretty good. I could tell because the walnut gets darker when the glue is absorbed. I used the CA for the finish on my second maple ring and the walnut ring, just like it would be used on a pen. I added pictures to this project. Thank you.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 at 02:03 AM

This is one of the most clever ideas I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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woodify

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 at 02:42 AM

I still have lots to learn. What is “CA”?

-- Woodify ~~ http://woodified.blogspot.ca/

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TraylorPark

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 at 03:05 AM

What an awesome idea. I am going to steal this for sure.

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je_superfly

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#9 posted 02-14-2014 at 04:26 AM

Now that was pretty clever! I’ve been wanting to try a bent-wood ring. This might be the way to go for me!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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mauipapa

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#10 posted 02-14-2014 at 05:42 AM

@woodify CA is short for Cyanoacrylate… the fancy name for glues like Superglue. I learned that from watching CSI lol.

-- W. Muse, Maui Hawaii

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Brett

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 at 07:35 AM

Many thanks to everyone!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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Xyloid_Curt

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 at 03:17 PM

Very nicely done, thanks for sharing.

-- Xyloid Curt www.etsy.com/shop/xyloidcreations

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#13 posted 02-14-2014 at 07:38 PM

Ooh, ooh. ooh! I have some bloodwood that would make a fantastic ring. How well does bloodwood plane? Guess I’ll find out this afternoon. If I have any success, I’ll drop a picture.

Thanks, Brett, for the fantastic idea and tutorial video. I actually might not have to sleep in the dog-house tonight!

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.

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leafherder

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#14 posted 02-14-2014 at 08:03 PM

Thanks for the video! Must go dig out my old plane and give it a try.

Just a suggestion in case her friends become jealous of her new ring and their husbands come knocking on your shop door with open wallets: I picked up a jewelers mandrel at a store closing sale that I use for making wire wrap rings – might help you get the correct ring size instead of working with dowels.

-- Leafherder

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#15 posted 02-15-2014 at 06:01 AM

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-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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