any experience with a Ring Master?
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I have been considering getting a Ring Master to make it easier to make boxes for the Beads for Courage.

Does anyone here have any experience with them?

It seems like it is one of those tools that either really helps with making boxes or is just too temperamental to live with.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
I had a ringmaster for a couple years. The bottom line is, they work as advertised and you can form a bowl very quickly and much easier than any other method for making a "bowl from a board". I just didn't like the fact that the bowls are basically the same shape, your typical dog bowl except in funnel form. There is guy who makes and sells dozens of bowls made with his ring master and he hosts a website that is pretty much all about making ringmaster bowls. That would be a great place to get more information. Unfortunately, a person can't even browse the posts without registering. But here is the address anyway. http://wmyoung.proboards.com/
He also has a facebook page if you happen to be on there.  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009615728410

If you're not in a hurry, ringmasters show up on CL from time to time, that's where I bought and sold mine. Actually made 25 bucks on it and could've made more had I known. Bought it for $150.00, kept it for a couple years and listed it for $175.00, it sold almost immediately. Had a guy offer me 250 if I'd break the first deal.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
Ivan

I thought of the idea but the cost was WAY to much and I figured I could do the same thing with it mounted on a glue block and a parting tool at any degree I wished to use.  Also I have tried my way in making a small vessel and it worked really well I just have not done it again for several years.

So to me why waste the money and instead just pick up a gauge to you can make the same degree cuts.  Also I have thought about changing the degree so I could change the shape outside also.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
Steve: thanks for the info and link. The repetitive shape seems like it would be less of an issue for making Beads of Courage boxes. Until just now, I had never checked CL specifically for a Ring Master. I have been checking often, though, for lathes for years now and never stumbled across a RM as part of a lathe search. I will keep that in mind in the future.

Arlin: thanks. I have considered that approach but I would rather avoid the risks in the do it yourself approach. There just are not enough hours in the day and way too few of them are in the shop lately.

Anyone have one sitting around gathering dust?
It looks like I have the options to use 6 of the different RM versions.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
Just thinking again

You could mostly go all the way thru and then stop and finish the rest up on a scrollsaw.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
True. Or, I could make the rings entirely on a scroll saw.

I'm still thinking about one of the Ring Masters, though.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
Ivan

Here is a link to Denny Edwards Dizzy bowl and he has some good things in there like what you want to do and he helped me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ1lV-UhkB4

and another one of his

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuHYfV7StZE
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
(06-18-2017, 07:24 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: Just thinking again

You could mostly go all the way thru and then stop and finish the rest up on a scrollsaw.

(06-19-2017, 12:03 AM)iclark Wrote: True. Or, I could make the rings entirely on a scroll saw.

I'm still thinking about one of the Ring Masters, though.

I've already stated that I'm not the biggest RM fan. With that said I can say without a doubt that by using a ringmaster a person would have all the rings cut and probably in a glue press before they had more than a couple rings done using either of these methods. It's just that fast, not to mention, it's far more accurate and uniform.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
I used this tool first to get the degree I want

https://www.amazon.com/H88-Stainless-Protractor-Finder-Measure-6400830/dp/B00NILHTG6/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1497892388&sr=8-14&keywords=angle+finder

and then transfer it to this tool and make it a short leg so I can put the tool next to it while beginning to turn it

https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Level-Tool-Structo-Cast-Sliding/dp/B00002N5OA/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1497892388&sr=8-17&keywords=angle+finder


First what I do is make several 1" or whatever wide ring circles on the wood while on the faceplate and turning then I do the cutting, but since I have never used a RM I do not know how fast it is against what I do, but it is fast and the cost could be used for more lumber.
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.
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  Re: any experience with a Ring Master? by iclark (I have been consider...)
(06-19-2017, 01:19 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: I used this tool first to get the degree I want

https://www.amazon.com/H88-Stainless-Protractor-Finder-Measure-6400830/dp/B00NILHTG6/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1497892388&sr=8-14&keywords=angle+finder

and then transfer it to this tool and make it a short leg so I can put the tool next to it while beginning to turn it

https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Level-Tool-Structo-Cast-Sliding/dp/B00002N5OA/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1497892388&sr=8-17&keywords=angle+finder


First what I do is make several 1" or whatever wide ring circles on the wood while on the faceplate and turning then I do the cutting, but since I have never used a RM I do not know how fast it is against what I do, but it is fast and the cost could be used for more lumber.

Can you do one in three minutes?



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