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Project by TheDane posted 02-16-2014 07:45 PM 1121 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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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deparrott

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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.

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TheDane

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#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 …
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... and intend to turn captive rings on the stems when my skill level improves.

-- 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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deparrott

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#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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doubleDD

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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

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TheDane

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#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.

-- 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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Oldtool

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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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HillbillyShooter

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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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