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My First Bentwood Ring

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Project by Anthony posted 03-16-2014 01:08 AM 1620 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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"





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#1 posted 03-16-2014 02:49 AM

Pretty cool….nice work !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 03:18 AM

So minimalist in design. So maximumist in awesome.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 06:49 AM

Nice job…looks like you have done it for a while.

-- Vince

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 07:31 AM

Way to go Anthony! The rings looks nice.

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 06:33 PM

How many wraps?

BJ

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 07:19 PM

Hey BJODay!

I think I probably got about 4 – 5 wraps around.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 10:46 PM

That looks really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 03-17-2014 02:59 AM

Anthony,
Thanks. That looks like a fun project to try.

BJ

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#9 posted 03-24-2014 02:03 AM

Nice job on the ring. You make it sound so simple!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 04:38 PM

Nice work. Turned out fantastic.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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