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Maple and Walnut Segmented Ringmaster Bowl

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Project by cajunpen posted 07-16-2014 08:17 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another Walnut and Maple 6 segment bowl. I have made 3 of these, they all started out with the exact same size and style of blank – shown in the last photo. The only difference in the three bowls is the way that they are glued up, I rotated the rings in the 2nd bowl and this one. As with the other bowls that I make with my Ringmaster, I like to do the sanding on the lathe, using a 1/2” bolt that mounts exactly on the lathe as it does on the RM. After initial sanding I remove the bowl, insert plugs in and out, then drill a flat hole in the bottom and remount to the lathe using my Chuck. I find that it’s easier to get the inside bottom plug sanded this way. I also can apply my finish without interference of the bolt stick out in the center of the bowl. This bowl was finished with a coat of clear shellac followed by sanding and then applying 2 coats of Mineral Oil/Beeswax solution and buffing with a cloth. I then buffed the entire bowl with the Beall buffing system. This one is a smooth as a baby’s bottom.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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copcarcollector

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#1 posted 07-16-2014 08:41 PM

Very nice!

Overall, how do you like the ringmaster? It’s on my short list of things I need, er, want!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 09:47 PM

You are on a roll lately Bill…been seeing more projects. You must have a good AC in your shop.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Roger

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 10:23 PM

You are a bowl makin dude, dude… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 10:42 PM

I really like these. Hope they are selling well for you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 12:06 AM

Good looking bowl, Bill!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 07-17-2014 12:39 AM



You are on a roll lately Bill…been seeing more projects. You must have a good AC in your shop. It was actually nice out there today.

- Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor


Greg, I wish I had AC in the shop. I’m lucky to have 2 fans blowing though.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 07-17-2014 12:46 AM



Very nice!

Overall, how do you like the ringmaster? It s on my short list of things I need, er, want!

- copcarcollector


I have had my Ringmaster for probably 8-10 years now. I’m just getting really serous with it, but it is a fun tool to use. I’m going to get my Grandson started in a coupe of years – once he’s 8 I can watch him use it. It’s one of the few woodworking power tools that you use that is really difficult to get hurt using. The cutters only move in an out and then only when you make them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 07-17-2014 02:16 AM

Bill, your work is getting hard to see the difference between the Ringmaster and turning. I can’t get over how much they look alike. Well done.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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DaveDelo

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#9 posted 07-18-2014 01:49 AM

Very nice execution! Congrats

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