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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 03-25-2015 02:02 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2015 02:02 PM

I am trying to do captive rings on goblets and maybe make some baby rattles;;I’m sure its like everything else;;practice makes perfect; ;I was planning on ordering the captive ring tools and wanted to know if there is a certain brand that anyone would reccomend; ;I have used the parting tool but it does not do a good job;;any comments would be helpfull;;; thank you

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 04:46 PM

Only thing know about captive ring tools is they come in three sizes. So before buying one size tool helps to know how big or small your goblet stem. Do you want your rings in proportion with stem & goblet?

Have never used a captive ring tool but have turned some rings with both a skew & spindle gouge. Started out more by accident than on purpose! Certainly did not care about proportion. Plenty of videos online show how to do both methods.

If have a lot of scrap wood would try using a skew & spindle gouge before buying a captive ring tool. Lot less sanding because cutting using those tools and get better surface finish off the tool. Whereas captive ring tool you are scraping and surface may require more attention. You always sand before the ring breaks free!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 09:42 PM

You can make your own …
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+1 for Bill’s suggestion … doing them with a skew or spindle gouge is good practice and a great skill builder.

-- 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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