Challenge 15-Bowl from a board

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Project by luv2learn posted 03-31-2013 04:33 PM 1433 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl was made from one 3/4” x 10 1/2” x 10 1/2” laminated board. The woods are walnut, oak, and butternut. The finish is three coats of General Finishes “Salad Bowl” finish. The bowl segments were cut using my Ringmaster lathe tool.

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 03-31-2013 04:50 PM

That’s a great looking bowl.
I didn’t think I’d see a bowl in this “Challenge”. Thanks for proving me wrong!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 06:32 PM

Very nice bowl. That ringmaster sure beats having to cut all the rings on a scroll saw. I like the fact that a bowl comes to life with very little wood wastage. Nice work.

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 09:01 PM

That sure is a great bowl and tool. The ring master, what thickness of ring do you cut to? It looks like 1/4” finished. This tool looks like it would make building bowls from a board a snap, very quick and repeatable rings plus fewer glue joints and way better accuracy. I must get one! Can you suggest a model for me. My lathe is a general 1642 VS. and best of all no more bandsaw circle cutting. Thanks for posting!

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 09:18 PM

I’ve been thinking about trying my Ringmaster again, you just convinced me – nice job.

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

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 09:39 PM

Great looking bowl—glad to see you and your Ringmaster are enjoying shop time.

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

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 10:52 PM

Great job I like the bowl.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 12:26 AM

Looks like you have mastered the Ringmaster Lee. Beautiful work! The bowl has a nice sheen to it. I like the contrasting woods also. Looks like your putting that lath to good use too!

-- 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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#8 posted 04-01-2013 01:27 AM

DIYaholic- I didn’t know that it was possible to make a bowl out of a board until I discovered the

oakwood- The fact that you can make a bowl with so little waste is what attracted me to this machine.

calgarygoeff- I cut 3/8” thick rings because I am still a novice with this machine. The indexing plate has settings for both 5/16” and 3/8”. The glue-up is the hardest part for me because if you aren’t careful the rings tend to slip out of alignment when the glue is wet. It is an operator error not the machine’s fault.
when set properly it cuts very accurate rings. Here is the link to the Ringmaster website As I understand if they don’t have a model to fit your lathe they will build you one. They also have a stand alone machine for those who don’t have a lathe.

John, Todd, and Tony- Thanks for the kind words guys. They are always appreciated.

cajunpen- Get that Ringmaster out and start making things with it :).

-- 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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#9 posted 04-01-2013 02:54 AM

Terrific looking bowl. It’s amazing what you can do with the ringmaster.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#10 posted 04-01-2013 01:39 PM

I just ordered model 723. I am excited about what I will be able to create.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 01:45 AM

Wow, that’s very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 04-03-2013 02:41 AM

Came out great!

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

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