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Forum topic by allan833 posted 01-25-2012 06:25 PM 1042 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2012 06:25 PM

Hi guys im concidering purchasing a RINGMASTER 724 as i would have to seek one from the USA . before i do is there anybody that could tell me would this machine work in Great britain with our 240 volt household electrics.
any info would be very much appreciated

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 08:39 PM

I don’t know if they make a 240V ringmaster, but you can make ringmaster style bowls without a ringmaster.
Do you have a scrollsaw? I make all my bowls using a scrollsaw to cut the rings.

Here is a blog I put together.
Here Here and Here are a few bowls that are more complicated than the one in the blog.

If you have any questions on this subject feel free to pm me.

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 01:01 AM

I once considered buying a ringmaster machine. A friend of mine had one and loaned it to me to try out. I found it to be not very accurate in the cutting of the rings. After making a few small bowls I learned what my friend said was true. After cutting and assembling bowls with the ringmaster you were less than 1/4 way finished. It takes hours of sanding to finish the bowl. I made two and gave the machine back to my friend. I dropped the whole idea of making bowls but I am sure I could do as good a job with a scroll saw …..if not better.

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 01:42 AM

As jim says above it would take alot of time sanding a bowl smooth. I turn mine on a lathe after I get the “blank” glue up.

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