or Join Now!
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!"
home | projects | blog
4586 posts in 2756 days
Preview this project card
captive ring tool
90 posts in 1199 days
#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.
4032 posts in 1136 days
#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.
2186 posts in 1283 days
#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
5550 posts in 1385 days
#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
Go to Pulse page »
©2015 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics