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So, about two weeks ago, I heard of these 'bentwood rings'... and, even though I had no idea what they were, or how to make them, I figured I would do a few minutes of research, and try my hand at it.

Well, I've been practicing a bit, and these are the first three that I'm decently pleased with (they took about 3 evenings, after work).

They're all ambrosia maple, just with varying degrees of color. The finish is two coats of tung, and a quick buff with my micro meshes.

These were made with no tools, none; just a dowel rod and some sand paper… which, frankly, I think is pretty cool.

They're between ring size 7 - 9 (they were sized for a few friends), and they're between 2 - 4mm wide.

Generally, I've been trying to keep the thickness to no more than 2mm, just for comfortability between your fingers.

Off to more practice!

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Nice rings!
Any chance we could get a blog or description of the process?
What kind of glue did you use?
Is it a long scarf joint to join the ends?

Thanks for sharing
Scott
 

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well done - puts my lathe made ones to shame! maybe i'll have to give this technique a try… hints?
 

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Sweet. Really sweet.
But quite on the build details.
Blog please.

Steve
 

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Very nicely done - I believe I see a taper - How did you slice the thin strips needed? Also did you use heat or steam to make the wood more pliable?

Thanks for sharing
 

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SASmith - Thanks! Pretty much everyone has been asking for a blog on these, so, once I get a little more proficient I'll try to put something together!

gvajcner - You should definitely give these a shot, they're kinda time consuming… but they're fun, and rather pretty.

SPalm - Thanks, as always :) There are still a few things I need to figure out, and then I'll try to break the cone of silence on these things. It's weird how little info there is on how to make them.

SgtSnafu - With an X-acto knife… and I used heat and steam to get the wood more cooperative.
 

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Look up my buddy Rance. He is quite clever and sometimes witty
He's done a lot of these and posted info. I'm sure he'd be able to answer any questions.
Nice job - you'll be addicted soon.

http://lumberjocks.com/rance
 

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Rance made me say that….

...and his wife, Ethel, too.
 

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i checked out his stuff, and the ring he made looks pretty awesome (might have to try that myself), but it's not nearly the same technique :)
 

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Nice job on these rings. It looks like you've already mastered the process. Keep up the good work.

Nevermind Rod, he is delirious. :) I'm actually quite witty but only sometimes clever. I've not posted any of the bentwood ones I've done, but I will soon.
 

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Never mind Rance, he's comatose.
He has a bunch of bent wood rings and others he's been working on.
He just produces stuff faster than he can get them on LJ.
 

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you two are goofballs.

well, i'd love to see your work!
 
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