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Forum topic by XquietflyX posted 11-19-2015 08:31 PM 508 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2015 08:31 PM

I’m looking to buy a used RingMaster.
If anyone has one they’d be willing to part with, i’d be extremely grateful.

thanks!
-Chris

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...


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#1 posted 11-22-2015 02:03 AM

I was interested in getting a ringmaster at one time a few years ago. A friend loaned me one and I tried making some bowls with it. I found the tool itself to not be very accurate in the cuts and then when assembled there is a tremendous amount of sanding to do. I decided against getting a ringmaster.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 04:38 AM

I bet you can find one on Craigslist.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 05:12 AM

Ive looked on Craigslist and eBay.there’s one on ebay im bidding on ….

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#4 posted 11-22-2015 05:14 AM



I was interested in getting a ringmaster at one time a few years ago. A friend loaned me one and I tried making some bowls with it. I found the tool itself to not be very accurate in the cuts and then when assembled there is a tremendous amount of sanding to do. I decided against getting a ringmaster.

- Jim Finn

Did you rry the stand alone versionor the one for a separate lathe?

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#5 posted 11-22-2015 04:43 PM

Did you rry the stand alone versionor the one for a separate lathe?
The stand alone version.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#6 posted 11-22-2015 06:10 PM

I wanted one at one time too. I ended up just using a scroll saw.
Here is how I do it.

Some variations:
Click for details

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 11-22-2015 11:01 PM

Ive been using my scrollsaw to make them, i figured the ringmaster would be faster and more accurate. Im surprised to hear the ringmaster is less accurate.

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#8 posted 11-23-2015 03:50 AM

Actually I think the ringmaster is very accurate – when set up correctly. I’ve not used mine for quite a while but if the cutters are set correctly the horror story of hours of sanding go away. I went through the lots of sanding period until I figured out I had my cutters set incorrectly. Now I’m trying to relearn how to do just that as I’ve decided to break out my ring master again to make some gifts. Have to relearn a few things. I’ve never had much success with making bowls on the scroll saw – but I’ve seen some spectacular bowls done that way.

Don’t give up on the ring master if you can get a good deal on one – it’s a good investment and pretty fun to boot.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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