Bentwood Rings

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Project by woodify posted 03-25-2014 02:15 AM 902 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The light wood is maple (on one…I believe) and the dark wood is of an unknown species, to me anyway. I ran out of bent maple wood as I glued the wood to the socket template one too many times. So the light wood on my Wife’s ring might be Birch—I don’t know. I’m still learning. I bought a mixed bag of veneer wood from Lee Valley and the wood wasn’t labelled. I looked on the suppliers website ( and I can’t tell what is what :)

If anyone can id the wood please leave a comment.



-- Woodify ~~

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#1 posted 03-25-2014 02:16 AM

They look great, nice pieces

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 11:02 AM

Great work, I would talk to Bentwood (Shannon) on here… She is one of the Masters….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 02:15 PM

Very nice work!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 07:33 PM

Wow, nice and solid! “Socket template”? How do you make your rings?

-- -Tim

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 08:09 PM

Nice rings ! I think the dark one is wallnut and the light is hard maple

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 02:10 AM

@reverse_pivot: I used the longer sockets from my socket wrench set. My set is similar to this one in that there are a lot of sockets that I would never use.

-- Woodify ~~

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 03:41 AM

Ken…you are too kind. :)

Hmmm…the darker wood may be quarter cut Macassar ebony based on the ring photo. The veneer photo however looks like it could be qtr. cut E. Indian rosewood. I agree, the center wood looks like flat cut birch.
The far right wood is a mystery to me as it is so light but in the ring photos I see a definite staggered but still linear type grain pattern, maybe quarter cut figured maple?

Either way, they came out purty!


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