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This is a Bentwood Ring, Cherry liner, Walnut outside and crushed Turquoise inlay!
This ring is a gift for a friend of a friend, who like me is on disability she had seen my rings from a friend of mine and really wanted one but doesn't really have the money to buy one. So I threw this together for her, She asked for Walnut and Turquoise, But I went ahead and made it with a cherry liner.
It is not my best but I am pleased with it as I hope she is too…
This was the first time I bent the wood (Walnut) on the outside as 2 pieces and left a groove for the inlay instead of cutting a groove for the inlay, I think it Turned out well.. What do you guys and gals think?
Thanks for looking and for any comments or advice!!
God Bless.

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Beautiful, Robert!!!!!!!!!.................Jim
 

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Looks great, I have a buddy here at work that makes these as well. Always fun to look at and will make a great gift!
 

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Thank You Jim and Ken for the kind words!
 

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Great job, Cherry and Walnut are two of my favorites, the wood and the food.
 

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Thank you, TJ and Leafherder!
Thanks Roger, no I still think Franklad is the ringmaster! I am not that good, yet!
 

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Robert,
About how long does it take you from start to finished ring? I know you do everything by hand, I was just curious…
 

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Well TJ, It kinda depends on what kind I am making. Lamination Style or Bentwood style.
Bentwood take longer to make and this one took me a total of about 13-15 hrs, it is made with CA glue so dry time is a lot quicker.
The lamination style take me a little less time but I glue them up with gorilla glue so I do wait 24hrs for that to dry
The one I made out of Cocobolo, Brass with mother-of-pearl inlay took about 30-32 hrs to make not counting glue dry time that was just how much work I put into it!
Lamination style are easier and can be made very nicely, Bentwood style takes a lot more Patience, Practice and Time or "PPT"(most of them) but they are stronger and some consider them the cream of the crop!
I like them both!
Hope this helps if not ask me more I'll tell all my secrets LOL!
 

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Thank you, Kelly
She should be getting it in the next few days, I hope she will love it!
 

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Another VERY nice looking ring Robert. And your photography is nice too.
 

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Thank You, Sir Rance!
Thanks for the very kind words about the ring and about the Photos!
I have been having alot of people telling me my photos take away from the rings but I want that rustic look, I got one of those little photo light tents and I am still playing with it! Trial and Error you know?
Thanks again, Rance it really means a lot!
 
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