|Project by bushmaster||posted 11-25-2016 09:56 PM||1074 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
It been a busy last four day in my shop or my shed as the Australian friends say. I needed to start a new type project and had been thinking about making something to cut rings like the Ringmaster machine. No plan but as usual just check my scrap metal supply, After thinking of several possibilities I realised a block of one inch steel would work. I had bought the cutters from ring master several years ago with the idea to mount some sort of hold mechanism in my metal lathe and use the compound feed to cut the angle. One inch steel just fits in the tool holding clamp and the height position of the cutter would give room for set screw. So this is what it looks like with the cutters in place.
Milling the slot for the cutters.
That wasn’t all that hard, wish I had done it years ago as the rest was fun. In use.
A few pictures of finishing the first project, being that I have an actual wood lathe even if it is homemade I can do a few extra thing like a solid base and flared rim.
That was so much fun I cut several more and glued them up, will be busy next week finishing them up. Even made a bread board and knife for a Thanksgiving gift yesterday too (thumbnail) also picture taken yesterday for Roman
If interested in seeing this work I made a demo video. Here is the link.
Thanks for looking and comments appreciated. Also looking for information or chart for the proper angles to thickness of wood for setup. I am just making a diagram with the angle I use and dividing the distance in two. Any addition hints etc. on making a project.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia