First bowl turning

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 06-01-2015 02:54 AM 1687 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to an equipment auction this weekend and it was awesome! In the sale they had this Ringmaster 724 model in the sale, to much of my suprise. No one new what it really was, they classified it as a grinder. I did a Google search and found out what it really was and how much they were new ($725.00) for the same one at the sale and showed very little wear if any. I when it hit the block I got it for $50.00!!!!! I was amazed. I did a test run today and it’s awesome, I can’t believe how easy it is to use. Here is a picture of the machine and my first test bowl.

-- "The Cedar King"

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-01-2015 03:01 AM

Very cool. great score on the ringmaster.

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

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#2 posted 06-01-2015 08:03 AM

You really got a steal on that one. I have the same machine. You might want to check out this website There are several of us on the forum that own a RM, and lots of info you can learn about them.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 10:32 AM

Hmmm, I’ve never heard of this thing but after a bit of Google-foo on it, I’d say you scored a big ol’ YOU SUCK for that deal !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 12:32 PM

You where smiling all the way home. I saw one on ebay but quite a number knew what it was and price went much higher.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 12:58 PM

Heck of a haul and deal.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 01:34 PM

Great find and buy. Enjoy and good turning.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 06:26 PM

Way to go, Todd. Great buy and i see you found it easy to build a bowl!!

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

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#8 posted 06-01-2015 06:27 PM

I almost feel bad, this is like cheating LOL

-- "The Cedar King"

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Arlin Eastman

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 06:40 PM


Great score on the ringmaster. I have never used one but it does making bowls without any trouble. Althought you have very little leeway on how to shape it, they still can produce some nice bowls and a lot of them.


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#10 posted 06-01-2015 07:28 PM

Great deal on the ring master, like Joe said, “YOU SUCK” But grinning all the way … Now, put that bowl blank on the lathe and lets see if you hit the top 15 …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#11 posted 06-01-2015 09:31 PM

Can’t say I’ve ever come across these machines Todd, just goes to show there are more way of killing the cat than wringing his neck :).
Looks like you have sorted it out pretty dam quick, well done, a great buy @ $50 bucks

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 06-01-2015 10:02 PM

Never seen one of them either.Great score on it.Nice looking bowl also!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#13 posted 06-01-2015 11:36 PM

Nice score!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#14 posted 06-02-2015 10:13 PM

Nice score I agree.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 06-03-2015 10:43 PM

Sorry about being a tad late on my post Todd. I am on night six of a eight night 12 hour shift a palooza….getting a tad bit behind…lol nice job buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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