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Bentwood ring with bass guitar inlay

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Project by Heavy posted 02-28-2014 09:33 PM 1401 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The ring is made from walnut and I used bass guitar string (0.45) to inlay it. Bass guitar string was suitable because she wanted me to make it stick out. With guitar string you can “hide” it in the groove and beneath the finish so that the surface is flush.

Since I made a “How to make a bentwood ring videos” I got a lot of requests to show how to make an inlay. Here is the video how I did this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXkcadAlErc

The cuff next to it was more like a tryout but it turned out ok, so I incorporated that into the gift also.

Cheers





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Ballantyne

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 09:37 PM

Very nice! good idea!

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trees2pens

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 01:05 AM

Just watched your YouTube instx video and guitar string inlay is very nice. I just changed my strings and hate to throw the old ones away. I’ll try this method.

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 03:14 PM

Beautiful pieces! The inlay is a great accent and like the shape of the cuff. They’re great gifts indeed!

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#4 posted 08-29-2014 05:45 PM

This is fantastic. I’m going to (or try to) make one for my Nephew’s grade 8 grad.

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