Ringmaster Canister

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Project by cajunpen posted 09-14-2011 11:03 PM 2267 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My kids have been teasing me about being a Yuppie. Seems the older that I get the more gadgets I want. I just bought an I-Pod and a Kindle. I decided that I needed a place to store the power cords so that my wife would not beat me for leaving them on the counter (she doesn’t really beat me).
Canister made on my Ringmaster and finished on my Lathe. I cut the 8 rings from Maple and Paduak, then glued them up and put them on my Lathe to sand and apply a finish. I used Shellawax for the finish. One thing that I hate about the Ringmaster projects is that you are dealing with end grain and long grain. Makes getting a good finish on the project tough. I turned the little Finial on the top on my Lathe, but actually I feel that I made it a little small. Wish I was a great Turner, like some of you guys.

Cutting the rings is really relaxing. I’ve had my Ringmaster for several years now and had forgotten how relaxing it was to work with it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 11:32 PM

Hey Bill, that is a cool turning. How did you do the inside, with a bowl gouge?.......Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 11:35 PM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 12:05 AM

I like it and I bet it will be useful. Can’t help but notice the herring bone grain pattern.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 12:06 AM

Bill, Nice work with the Maple and Padauk or pumpkinwood as my wife calls it. The only ringmaster I am familair with is the one in the circus but it seems like an interesting and possibly useful tool. I guess I will need to look into it. I definitely can relate to the gadget collecting.

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 01:08 AM

Pretty cool, Bill. I’ve seen some really out-of-sight stuff done with a Ringmaster. As for turning in general…. practice makes perfect!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 04:32 AM

Thanks guys. Jim, it is not a turned piece – I used a Ringmaster to make the rings. Dan - the herringbone pattern was on purpose :-)) I actually did do it on purpose. Greg, gadgets are so fun.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 12-16-2013 11:57 AM

Keep turning, nice job

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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