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Forum topic by StarsFan33 posted 02-03-2015 05:19 PM 522 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2015 05:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bentwood rings bentwood rings

Hey guys! Just joined the forum today although I have been reading up on and studying the making of bentwood rings as I am looking for a hobby that my dad and I can do together. He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is unable to do the things that he would normally do in his down time so this is something that I think he and I could enjoy doing together.

I have watched a couple of youtube video’s, read some instructables and combed through this forum and the one thing I have learned, is that for everything I think I have learned, I find conflicting comments casting doubt on what I think it is that I have learned…LOL

I am starting this thread so I can make acquaintances with other bentwood ring makers, ask questions and share my experience as I embark on this endeavor.

I thank everyone in advance for your patience and advise/insight as I explore this craft!

first questions will soon follow! ;-)

Thanks,
Steve


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#1 posted 02-03-2015 11:50 PM

okay so I just picked up a pack of mixed variety domestic and exotic veneers from Woodcraft. I was in there for the longest time trying to figure out what the different in the tickness was. they tell me that what I have got is 1/ 28 I have seen people say that they are using 32 and people saying they are using 16…so I am assuming the smaller the number the thicker the wood. What would you say is the best thickness for me to start with? Obviously I’m going to practice with this sample pack that I just bought at woodcraft, but generally speaking for those of you that are making or have made that the wood rings what would you advise? I am very grateful for any and all helpful comments! :-)

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