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|materials=[[wood]] (apple log, [[Project:Drying Timber|self-dried]]), [[beeswax]]
 
|materials=[[wood]] (apple log, [[Project:Drying Timber|self-dried]]), [[beeswax]]
 
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* [[Spindle Gouge|spindle gouge]]
 
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* [[Hook Tool|hook tool]]
 
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The second birch ring turned out a lot better than the first so I decided to get serious!
 
The second birch ring turned out a lot better than the first so I decided to get serious!
  
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== Baby Rattle ==
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<gallery mode=packed widths=200 caption="the final piece :-)">
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File:captive rings 01.JPG|the apple log [[Project:Drying Timber|was dried]] quite nicely and only had two superficial cracks
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File:Center finder on log.JPG|tried to find the center as closely as possible to the log would rotate nicely and not lose too much material
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File:captive rings 03.JPG|first step in pretty much any [[woodturning]] project: roughing
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File:captive rings 04.JPG|sketching the dimensions of the first elements: end knob, gap, ring (1/2 gap width), gap
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''more coming soon!''
 
''more coming soon!''

Revision as of 09:45, 13 July 2019

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Captive Ring Baby Rattle

Captive rings - test13.JPG
Status: done, now adding photos
Release Date: March 2019
Initiator: Lukas
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!

tl;dr

  • hard wood
  • patience
  • shape & sand as much as you can before "freeing" the ring
  • expect some burn marks

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 and especially fir that I used as first tests behaved pretty badly.


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!

Materials:

Educative Failures

lessons learned: wood too soft, piece too thin


lessons learned: wood still a bit too soft, parting tool much more suitable to define the ring width than spindle gouge, poor bevel on the hook tool, use even less force than usual


The second birch ring turned out a lot better than the first so I decided to get serious!

Baby Rattle

more coming soon!