First Bowl Using My Ringmaster

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Project by luv2learn posted 01-26-2013 11:28 PM 3514 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 11:49 PM

Great job, there isn’t any more fun than using a tool for the time. I think the bowl came out great and I agree with the grain pattern. Keep at it!

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 11:50 PM

A new toy! This looks good Lee! I went to the web site and took a look at the video there. That’s one cool tool. And the projects they made with it were beautiftul. Are you going to put a finish on it? This is very interesting. I never seen a Ringmaster before! Nice job!

EDIT.. It has a finish !!! Oops! Missed that !

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 01:14 AM

Looks nice. I have a ring master and I love the bowls that I make with it.

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 02:43 AM


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#5 posted 01-27-2013 03:45 AM

Wow that’s cool!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 03:47 AM

super looking bowl, looks super.

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 01:46 PM

Ringmaster – what a good idea. Lovely looking bowl.

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 09:30 PM

Great work. I like how the grain flows in a bowl from a board.
If you need some pattern ideas check out my projects.
All my bowls are made using a similar process.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 01-28-2013 03:32 PM

that’s really incredible.

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#10 posted 01-28-2013 08:14 PM

Looks great—I’m glad all that hard work and figuring on your lathe has paid such handsome dividends!

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#11 posted 12-16-2013 11:59 AM

Nice job, I just bought a Ring master too. Doug

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#12 posted 12-16-2013 04:56 PM

Hey Doug, you are going to have a lot of fun with the Ringmaster tool.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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