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Posted on bent wood rings - how do you get bent?

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#1 posted 11-23-2012 10:50 PM

I think you are trying to hard it is not really that hard, I make some bentwood rings and have done a lot of research on the subject. I still ask questions and I still mess up, it takes time an patience and lots of practice.
I boil my wood for about 10-15 min. some woods need more time. I then bend them by hand around a form(as close to the size that you want as you can get it) tape, velcro or tie something to keep it around said form. wait a little bit to dry and then untie or unwrap it. glue it little by little with super glue as you wrap it around the form again. you should end up with a ring. start sanding and sanding and there it is.

I am no expert on bentwood rings this is my process I am still learning, I learn something new all the time!!

Have fun Check out Franklads work, he is the master and he will help you too.. Touchwood rings in Canada is also awesome they won’t help but their site gives me lots of ideas. If I can help PM me I will try to help as much as can—-Good luck!

Heres a link to a cool instructables on making bentwood rings.

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