The Original "Bentwood Ring" by Stout Woodworks

Poplarville, Mississippi · 3392 Sales


The Original "Bentwood Ring" by Stout Woodworks

Poplarville, Mississippi 3392 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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kellyannboone on Apr 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased the Shimmer Koa ring as a gift. I sent a message requesting a deliver date, within an hour I had an email responding to my request.....the ring arrived far in advance of the requested date!! The customer service was impeccable and the ring is beautiful. It's not only a ring but, truly a work of art. The photographs are armazimg however, the actual ring far surpassed my expectations. I have and will continue to highly recommend this "artist!" and his products. The recipient LOVED the ring as much as I did!

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Jamie Dawick on Apr 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The Koa ring is for my fiancé for his wedding band. It fit beautiful and they had sent a picture of the exact ring before shipping it. All in all they were very interactive! The ring is perfection!

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Stout Woodworks and The Origin of "Bentwood" Rings

The inspiration for making wooden rings came unexpectedly during a drawknife session.

When shaping wood with a drawknife, thin layers are removed gradually, leaving you with a pile of wood shavings and spirals. These pieces of curled wood were the initial spark to try making actual wearable wooden rings.

There were wooden rings readily available online - though mostly of the lathe-turned or laminate variety. Convinced that bending the wood, orienting the grain around the circumference, is the strongest way to make a ring, I started experimenting.

After many trials with getting the right thickness, choosing the most durable, waterproof bonding agent, and finding a finish that was both extremely resilient, yet safe for skin contact, I was happy with the result. More testing ensued, including our own water + heat + friction trials, as well as giving rings to friends and family for wear testing.

Although the technique of bending wood has been around for many years, to help differentiate our rings from the standard lathe-turned or cut-wood variety, we started calling them "bentwood rings".


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  • Frank Ladner

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've had an interest in handcrafting things - particularly wooden items - since childhood. Wood is an incredible material; each piece is different. I prefer to work it with traditional hand tools whenever possible.

  • Janna Ladner

    Curator, Customer Service, Photography, Shipping

    Being able to work from home means so much to me. I get to spend all day with my little family and be right by Frank's side, helping in any way I can.

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