2nd Ringmaster Bowl

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Project by luv2learn posted 02-06-2013 12:42 AM 1632 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, for my second attempt using the Ringmaster I wanted to make a bowl with contrasting woods. I used two strips of maple, two strips of oak and purple heart for the center strip. I finished the bowl with three coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish. The bowl is 10” at the top and is 3 3/4” tall.

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 02-06-2013 01:19 AM

I sat for a long time looking at the flat-work and the bowl trying to visualize how the heck they could be one in the same, but I think I got it. That is quite the prize. Beautiful.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#2 posted 02-06-2013 01:31 AM

N E A T !!!!!!

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 02-06-2013 01:34 AM

This turned out very nice Lee! I love the contrasting woods. The purple heart pops right out of the bowl!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
Nice work here!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 02-06-2013 01:55 AM

Nice looking bowl. Boy I have been seeing allot of guys that have purchased a Ring Master. Sure makes building bowls from a flat board easier than making them with a scroll saw. Which machine did you purchase?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 02-06-2013 03:58 AM

The bowl looks great. I have made these on the scrollsaw in the past but I have to say that the Ring Master sure seems allot easier and quicker. Very nice.

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#6 posted 02-06-2013 07:17 AM

To nomercadies, I still can’t visualize what a piece will look like when finished.

Thanks for the kind words Tony, ralbuck.

Hawaiilad, the machine I have is model 740 built for a Jet lathe.

Oakwood, there is a fair amount of sanding to get these bowls to a finished state.

-- 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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#7 posted 02-06-2013 08:07 AM

L2L – you’re really getting the hang of that ringmaster. Great bowl..

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 01:37 AM

Great work on the ring alignment.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 04:12 AM

Nice job—you’re having too much fun with that lathe.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 03:09 AM

I bought one of the original Ring Master some 15 or more years ago, made some bowls, cannister sets, potting for flowers, but lost interest in it. The set is now stored in a box. You reminded how much fun I had back then.. Maybe I;d dig it back out and make something LOL! Nice job you did!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#11 posted 02-08-2013 08:58 PM

It’s a beauty!!

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

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