Bentwood rings

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Project by Heavy posted 10-11-2013 03:37 PM 2060 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its been some time since I had a project that requires bending wood. Since I have some spare time I decided to make some sample rings and show them to my family members so that each can chose. When I know who likes what I will make the rings to size and give them for Christmas. Who knows, maybe I will sell some too.

These rings are made from (by picture order):

1. Satin Walnut
2. Walnut on the inside and Maple on the outside
3. Walnut – the flash from camera changed the color a little bit
4. Zanzibar Ebony – very interesting wood
5. Macassar Ebony
6. This is some really nice Apple wood but sadly I forgot to which specie it belongs to

Each of these rings have very durable finish on them and as all bentwood rings they are very durable.

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#1 posted 10-11-2013 05:00 PM

Very nice work on these bentwood rings! That Zanzibar Ebony is new to me. I love the color and grain pattern. Is it more difficult to find and bend than the Macassar?


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#2 posted 10-11-2013 05:04 PM

how did you join the two ends of the ring and still maintain a perfect circle?

they look awesome, btw

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#3 posted 10-11-2013 05:24 PM

@ Bentwood – the Zanzibar Ebony is quite rare to find (that’s what they told me). I had luck since the company that I am buying from also makes veneers and they struck gold with few logs. Of course not whole log is like this. Just a portion. The texture is amazing and the ring doesn’t even show the whole beauty of it (it is just a sample). It is very easy to bend compared to Macassar Ebony.

@RPCV – You actually bend longer piece so you get stronger and more durable ring. I think there is a thread on LJ that can visually explain this to you.

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 11:06 PM

nice work Heavy… those are some fine looking rings

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 11:42 PM

Man that’s HEAVY!!!! Very nice work!
Really great job! I love them all!!!

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#6 posted 10-12-2013 12:17 AM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 10-14-2013 04:50 PM

Beautiful set of rings! Like your variety of gorgeous woods. They sure make great gifts and will sell well.

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