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This is a 1/8” captive ring tool made from a cut masonry nail.
I shaped the cat’s claw with a Dremel tool, then finished up on the grinder.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"
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#1 posted 02-16-2014 08:12 PM
Very nice work on the homemade tool Gerry.
Do you have a practical use for these micro rings or is it all just because you can? Sounds like something I would do.
#2 posted 02-16-2014 09:59 PM
deparrott—Yes, as a matter of fact, I do.
I’ve been playing around with thin-stemmed goblets …... and intend to turn captive rings on the stems when my skill level improves.
#3 posted 02-16-2014 11:17 PM
Looks like you do have a good use for the new tool. Can’t wait to see the completed goblet with the ring. Thank you for posting.
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#4 posted 02-17-2014 12:51 AM
A very unique handmade tool Gerry. I would of never thought of making a captive ring tool. Well done.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams
#5 posted 02-17-2014 02:17 AM
Dave—Thanks. Some turners make captive rings with a skew … I have done a few, but the mortality rate was too high, especially on the smaller rings. A tool like this is much faster and more reliable.
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#6 posted 02-17-2014 12:30 PM
Home made specialty tool, great work.
-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln
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#7 posted 02-17-2014 01:41 PM
Great home made tool, and very nice turning.
-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington
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