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Forum topic by patrad posted 08-06-2014 01:30 PM 849 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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patrad

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08-06-2014 01:30 PM

Hi All,
I’m somewhat new to turning after taking a class. I have many tools available to me at the shop I rent time at, but not a captive ring tool. I used my instructors captive ring tool to make a rattle, and now I have a request for about 10 more from my wife for gifts. I was going to start checking out tools but thought I would ask on here for suggestions first to narrow the search. Having never bought a gouge or turning tool before, I thought you all may be able to help. Obviously starting with something so specific is probably not normal, but I have a large selection of chisels and gouges already at the shop available for my use. Thanks!


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#1 posted 08-06-2014 01:51 PM

Penn State sells them …
http://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SEARCH&q=captive+ring+tool

I have the PSI set of three … they work fine, but when I needed to make smaller rings (on ornaments), I made my own out of a cut masonry nail:
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-- 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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patrad

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#2 posted 08-06-2014 01:57 PM

Thanks I saw your thread about the micro tool, I will check that out in the future I’m sure. Where do you get those particular masonry nails? An instructor of mine said he order masonry nails from Ireland from time to time that are all stainless (I think)

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#3 posted 08-06-2014 02:15 PM

I think they came from a big box store (Menards or Home Depot). One of the guys in my turning club handed them out at a club meeting as part of a demo on shop-made turning tools.

-- 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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hairy

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#4 posted 08-06-2014 02:26 PM

I used an allen wrench in a handle I made.

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