Wearable Wooden Ring - Rosewood, Birch, and Walnut

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Project by FrankLad posted 05-04-2009 09:19 PM 4207 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wooden ring is made up of Bolivian Rosewood, Birch, and Walnut layers.

The wood was joined with the grain running perpindicular between layers. The ring was cut out, hand-shaped (no lathe involved), and sanded using increasingly finer grits of sandpaper until smooth to the touch.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#1 posted 05-04-2009 10:34 PM

WOW!! I was thinking about trying this, if you have any pointers I sure would appreciate it.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too [email protected]#$%

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 11:57 PM

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#3 posted 05-05-2009 01:20 AM


-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Grant Davis

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#4 posted 05-05-2009 02:18 AM

All of your rings look great. Have you considered doing a blog on one of these? I’m sure some of us would find it interesting and informitive.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 05-05-2009 03:17 AM

Huckleberry: Sure! Just read Grant’s post and I think I’ll do a blog entry.

a1Jim and Moai: Thanks a lot, guys!

Grant: I appreciate it! Thanks for the recommendation! Off to do a blog post now…

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#6 posted 05-05-2009 04:40 AM

Added a little blog entry. Not the greatest writing style, I admit, but I hope it gets the idea across. Please let me know if you guys have any further questions about the process.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#7 posted 05-06-2009 05:56 AM

Love the rings and the info. Have you ever used any osage orange?


-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#8 posted 05-07-2009 03:53 AM

RobS: Interesting that you would ask! JUST ordered Osage Orange yesterday, along with Blue Mahoe, Pink Ivory, Leadwood, Cocobolo, and a few others.


My dad requested a ring that incorporated Osage Orange, so that’s what prompted me to get it. Some ladies at work saw pictures of Pink Ivory and wanted to buy some rings made of that wood.

...I’m finding that people really like these “colorful” woods more than I had anticipated. Looking forward to working with them – never used these species before.

(I’d really like to have enough osage orange to bulid some nice fence posts out of… I hear it is extremely decay resistant.)

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#9 posted 05-26-2009 12:01 PM

These are just amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us. I’ve long wanted to try some rings. You are an inspiration.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#10 posted 05-26-2009 04:10 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Gary!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#11 posted 06-05-2009 05:18 AM

I was just about to try OO there myself Rob.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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