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  1. Bentwood Ring using Macassar Ebony with Crushed Bronze Glass Accent Inlay

    I used a crushed glass accent inlay since the malachite has been doing so well. It is much more subtle than most inlays but when exposed to light it really "pops"! I plan to use this material for full inlays as well for anyone wanting a unique and classy look. I really respect the skill and...
  2. TOOT TOOT! :) Bentwood Ebony Ring with Crushed Bronze Glass Full Inlay

    After some positive feedback from the super-duper LJ contributors here using the crushed glass with transverse accent, I quickly made the same ring using the material as a full inlay. I don't mean to toot my own horn but…TOOT TOOT! :) This new inlay material is awesome as it is translucent...
  3. Some finished wooden bottle stoppers

    I bought a lathe a month ago (thanks for the advice fellow jocks!) And i've been busy turning and playing and having fun. Here's some bottle stoppers I made recently. the first one has a checkered pattern the next three are made of redheart wood the last one is a laminated wood blank from...
  4. Purple People Eater - Purpleheart Bentwood Ring with silver glass inlay

    Okay okay, I know…Texas A&M colors are maroon and white but this is what an Aggie fan ordered and who am I to argue? :) The silver glass inlay really snaps, crackles and pops! When outdoors in the sunlight the glass is super brilliant and looks like it's battery operated…lol. Purpleheart is...
  5. Spalted Maple and Koa Bent Rings

    Bent wood style Rings. I like this technique because of its look mostly, but sometimes it can be hard to get more than one color in the ring. A majority of my figured veneer does not bend well, but most domestics bend nicely. This Spalted Maple is awesome that it was easy to work and has the...
  6. Bentwood Rosewood Ring Jewelry

    Bending wood is hard…until it's soft. ;) Not sure how many girls are on this forum but no matter. I have enjoyed looking at many awesome projects here and thought to throw some of mine into the mix. This is my first bentwood ring I ever sold and it was a huge hurdle for me as it took lots...
  7. Macassar Ebony Bentwood Ring

    I am new to this wonderful wood loving community at LumberJocks and hope you all enjoy some of my recent bentwood ring projects I plan to post in my projects. This Macassar Ebony wood ring was crafted using the bentwood method with a very thin copper inlay. I created this specifically for men...
  8. Beach Anyone? Hawaiian "Olivine" Green Beach Sand Inlay

    In honor of Spring's much anticipated arrival (and the beach bum in me).... Green sand inlaid in rosewood from the Hawaiian Papakolea Beach, aka "Green Sand Beach". One of only four beaches in the entire world with green sand. Olivine is a silicate mineral consisting of magnesium and iron and...
  9. Zebrano and White Beech Bentwood Ring

    Hi guys my first time posting a project on the site ! I have been making bentwood rings for around a year now after searching the web for countless hours looking at tutorials and improving my techniques I finally feel I can showcase my latest creations here. Hope you guys like them and I would...
  10. Bentwood Rosewood Ring with Malachite Inlay

    One of my first stone inlays using malachite. I love making bentwood rings and adding other raw materials from nature just makes it that much enjoyable. Any of you guys and gals have ideas for other raw material beyond the ordinary that I could attempt to inlay on my bentwood rings? Shannon
  11. ONE THING THAT LEADS TO ANOTHER!!!!!

    I have been learning how to make bentwood rings. They are not easy. So I made my first plain ring, then did one with two different woods, then one with an inlay. Now I wanted to make one using a stainless steel ring as the base. It was very hard, for me, to find the SS ring blank with out...
  12. Bentwood Ring - Rosewood with Guitar String Inlay

    Bentwood Ring - Rosewood with Guitar String Inlay These are tricky. Guitar string is stubborn and bending them to stay in place is tough. Those suckers like to stay straight but inlaying guitar string have taught me patience. :) I am always looking for new and unique ideas to inlay but was...
  13. Natural Edge Cross

    This is a natural edge cross made with box elder. The top is the bark and the bottom is getting close to the pith of this log. It is 14" high, 9 1/2" wide and 3/4' thick. It is finished with clear matte spray. This is the second one from this log. It is going to a craft sale at our church in 2...
  14. Keeping Busy - Bent Wood Rings

    rather than post every ring I make here I thought I'd post a general project card to show just a few of the designs and varieties I'm experimenting with. Unfortunately not all of these will make the cut for the more elegant look I want at Etsy but I give them to friends and people I meet when...
  15. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello everyone, this is my first post! I've used this site quite a lot the past couple of years but have never made an account until right now. If my post Is In the wrong place I apologize. Okay so, the past year I've been making, designing and up until recently selling my Bentwood rings on...
  16. Focus on the Workspace
    I have a space about 5×3.4m (16.4" x 11.1") in size that I am turning into a workshop. I have a workbench 210×55cm (6.9" x 1.8") that I will place somewhere. I want to fit a bench for sharpening and a shaving horse as well. For the future a small lathe would be nice to get as well. I'd love...
  17. Joinery
    So far I have made 3 bentwood rings out of veneer wood. I can tell I am getting better but there are still two main problems that keep happening. Problem 1: Gaps keep appearing once I am done gluing. Problem 2. I don't know how to get a perfect looking ring when I sand. I feel like know matter...
  18. Hand Tools
    Not sure what that red item is for…. The wood used to be an old rafter, I seem to have a nice pile of them. There is one tool in the shop that seems to get a lot of work these day: It's got a steel wheel, and a tapered iron. The "blue" paint was put there by another "user". Now, about...
  19. Blogs
    How To: Bentwood Rings I started to tag this on to someone else's project post but thought they might not appreciate me hijacking their thread. So here it goes: HOW TO BUILD A (BEGINNER'S) BENTWOOD RING: 1) Soak your thin veneer of choice in some water for a while. It doesn't even have to be...
  20. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hey guys! Just joined the forum today although I have been reading up on and studying the making of bentwood rings as I am looking for a hobby that my dad and I can do together. He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is unable to do the things that he would normally do in his down...
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