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1661 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question arts and crafts

i see the word very often but have no idea how to approach this method of making rings.

do you use a few pieces of veneer?

or do you steam bend one piece of wood?

what size should the wood be to start steaming?

please help :)


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#1 posted 1661 days ago

Check out Frank Lads blog on makeing wooden rings.

http://lumberjocks.com/FrankLad/blog/8627

Hope this helps.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 1660 days ago

I don’t see any bending in this blog. I too have been interested in just how to bend little slivers of wood to such a tight radii.

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#3 posted 1660 days ago

lotus,
that’s what i’ve been wondering about as well
hopefully someone can shed some light on the issue

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#4 posted 1660 days ago

Mabey I got the wrong blog. Check out Frank Lad’s work. He seems to be the ring master around here.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 1658 days ago

Not sure what you are talking about…....so of course I’ll give an answer! I have made small rings on a lathe. Make a blank cylinder, then start making grooves at consistent distances. You now have “hills” in your cylinder. Come at these “hills” from the side, cutting them free midway up the hill. They will literally “pop” off the cylinder when the web holding them on become very thin. You can then stop the lathe and remove them one at a time. I’m probably way off from what you want, but these are fun to make anyway!

-- Al, Indiana http://uniqueboxart.com

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