Variation on a Theme

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Project by Brett posted 02-15-2014 06:46 AM 2575 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey folks!

I’m back with another variation on the bent wood ring.

This time I took two shavings, one walnut one maple, and wrapped them together and made a laminated ring. There are some variables to play with when doing these but I like how this first attempt came out. The Mrs. quickly claimed this one as hers so that must be a good sign. :)

I used CA (superglue) for the finish and some wax.

These are quick and simple projects with minimal tools or space required. In fact, this is a great “too cold for going to the shop” project that can be done inside by the woodstove where it is warm and dry!

Thanks for checking this out. I hope you get motivated to go give it a try for yourselves!

First attempt at making a ring with a shaving here.

Video showing how I did it here.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 10:48 AM

Nice work

-- Vince

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#2 posted 02-15-2014 12:23 PM

Nice ring and great video Brett l always wondered how they were built,thanks for sharing your a true lumberjock.

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#3 posted 02-15-2014 01:42 PM

You got my creative juices flowing again – make the next one a little thicker and you might be able to carve through the layers for a really interesting textural effect.

Great Job!!!!

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 03:43 AM

Very Nice indeed Brett! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 09:58 PM

Oh, you’re onto something big, while it is little. Good stuff.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 03:42 PM

Very pretty rings, like the walnut. Great techniques and great video. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 02-24-2014 10:42 PM

These are cool, do you have a blog or how to on this technique?

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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