|Project by luv2learn||posted 01-26-2013 11:28 PM||1927 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
About a year and a half ago I got a smoking good deal on used Ringmaster. This week I finally got to set it up and use it for the first time. I started with a 10” diameter blank of 3/4” thick glued up poplar.
Each ring is cut on a 22.5 degree angle and the Ringmaster is progressively moved toward the center 5/16” at a time. I chose to stop after cutting six rings. The remaining part of the blank is used for the base. I finished the bowl with three coats of high gloss poly.
The glue up is accomplished with the use of a jig to hold the rings tight until the glue sets.
Being my first time using this machine I didn’t get the cutting angle just right so the rings were misaligned slightly which resulted in my having to do more sanding than I had anticipated. All in all I think the bowl turned out relatively well. I really like the patterns in the wood grain. I also like the fact that there is virtually no waste.
Thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green