Baby rattle with captive rings

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Project by davidmackv posted 02-13-2014 03:44 PM 1615 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first time turning captive rings. I don’t have a tool for this I just use the tip of my skew, so it is very difficult to say the least.

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 03:57 PM

Looks great!

-- Frady in Denton,NC _Trying to bring what was to be firewood to life! Semper Fi!

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 04:00 PM

That’s pretty neat for a first try! Love the spalted wood.

For a captive ring tool, I took an old card scraper, drilled a hole in it, and then took it to the crinding wheel to shape it into a hook, then brazed it to a little square rod of A2 that I had sitting around. Once I put a bur on it, it works like a (charm) scraper, and makes quick work of separating the rings.

My brother and his wife are expecting their first in March, so I’ve been thinging of doing a similar style, and I think I’ll go with a spray laquer while still on the lathe.

-- --Shafe

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 04:07 PM

I have a screwdriver that got messed up, so I sharpened it to a point and use it as an awl. I was thinking maybe I could bend the tip 90 degrees and sharpen it and use it for ring tool.

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 05:00 PM

Really nice workmanship:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#5 posted 02-15-2014 11:42 AM

Looks great. Inspired me to try one for my upcoming Grandson! WoodGuyScott may want to reconsider the lacquer finish however since this will probably be going into the baby’s mouth.

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