Ringmaster Bowl

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Project by cajunpen posted 09-26-2013 05:00 PM 1985 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another bowl from the Ringmaster. This one is 9” wide and about 3 1/2” tall. It is made from some Tiger Maple and Mahogany. I’ve also included a picture of the glue-up to show how a bowl starts out, the 1/2” hole in the center is for mounting it to the Ringmaster. I applied a couple of coats of Mylands Friction Polish and then buffed it out on the Beall Buffing system. Part of the process shows the 1/2” plug in the bottom of the bowl. The outside picture shows my Medallion covering the hole, rather than using the plug.

Here is a link to a YouTube video showing a bowl being cut on the Ringmaster, if anyone is interested.

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

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#1 posted 09-26-2013 05:06 PM

Very nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-26-2013 05:10 PM

Cool looking bowl, Bill.

I’m glad you posted the video link. I never really knew exactly how the Ringmaster worked.

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

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#3 posted 09-26-2013 06:32 PM

Cool! Nicely done.

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

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#4 posted 09-26-2013 09:30 PM

Bill A great looking bowl.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 09-26-2013 09:32 PM

Mighty fancy Bill. Looks like you are having some fun…!

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#6 posted 09-26-2013 10:11 PM

Very nice work and the woods look great together.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 09-26-2013 10:47 PM

Glad to see you giving your Ringmaster a workout Bill. That is a great combination of woods. Nice job.

-- 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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#8 posted 09-27-2013 12:59 AM

A beauty of a bowl Bill. You seem to be torn between the ringmaster and the lathe. Enjoy em both. Hey, I watched the video, interesting tool. I was wondering if there is more or less sanding involved than turning on a lathe?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 09-27-2013 01:40 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. I am having fun with the Ringmaster. I just cut the rings to make a couple of Canisters and possibly a Mug. Will post when finished.

DoubleDD = Dave I am not torn between the Lathe and Ringmaster. In fact I usually put the Ringmaster projects on the lathe to finish truing up and sanding/finishing. I really enjoy both mediums. The sanding is the downside to the Ringmaster bowls. If you don’t get the rings lined up perfectly you can get tired of sanding. Either way it a little more sanding a bowl from the Ringmaster than from the Lathe.

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

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 02:32 AM

That looks purdee kool

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

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