|Project by Anthony||posted 03-16-2014 01:08 AM||1681 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
After much internet research I decided to try my hand at a bentwood ring.
I used a simple piece of very thin pine that I had from a earlier project. Using sand paper I feathered each end so they were super thin. After soaking it in warm water for about 20 minutes I wrapped it around my dowel (sized to my ring size) and wrapped some painters tape around it and let it dry overnight. The next day I wrapped some stretch wrap around the dowel to protect it from gluing and started wrapped the wood around it using gel super glue to glue it up as I wrapped it. After a bit of sanding I ended up with the ring pictured. This one is finished with some Deft Spray Poly.
A very easy and satisfying project. I am ordering some nice Walnut and Mahogany veneer now to make some nice ones.
-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"