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Captive Ring Baby Rattle
|Status:||done, now adding photos|
|Release Date:||March 2019|
|Materials Used:||wood (apple log, self-dried), beeswax|
|Tools Used:||woodturning tools:|
|Approx. Cost:||next to nothing|
Turning "captive rings" is a tricky technique, but tried by many woodturners at some point.
I taught myself how to do it in order to make a one-piece rattle for some awesome babies!
Choosing the Material
You'll need especially even-grained and dense wood for this project or the rings are prone to breaking.
I was very happy with the apple log I had laid aside for this project all along, but the birch I used as a first test behaved pretty bad.
Making the Hook Tool
First of all, I made the special tool needed to undercut the rings. There are commercial "ring" or "hook" tools available but I had seen DIY versions made from hex keys and obviously just had to try that!
square up the woodturning blank
make the handle rather long - like all woodturning tools, it should provide good leverage
a sturdy tailstock on the wood lathe can help to press the ferrule onto the tool handle
the hex key and ferrule should be glued in place with epoxy
amazing what you can still make out of a little bit of junk! (rest of the scrap wood for comparison)
more coming soon!