I assume the author uses a bandsaw to cut the concentric circles here:
Can't figure out how he does so without cutting an entry access to each ring. Any ideas?
The Ringmaster is the way to do the segmented bowls in my opinion.
I saw one in action in a local woodworker show and I was stunned at
what the guy could crank out in just a few minutes.
After you have made a few hundred bowls, I'm not sure where you go
after that....but you can really crank out bowls with that tool.
An interesting side fact was that the RingMaster "was" made in a
plant in Wilmington, NC that built Porta-Nail floor nailers.
That plant closed a few years back and I don't know where the
see the center hole in the second slide? that is to clamp glued up board to
the arbor. angled blade brought into the spinning work and cuts through.
remove outer ring , reposition blade, and cut next ring. Other tools/method
s may work but I know a RingMaster can do this. I see these guys sometimes
at craft fairs.
Could be done on a scroll saw (drill a small hole first & thread the
blade through it) or with some custom hole saws. Could also cut access for
band saw at one of the joints between dark & light wood, then reglue.
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Scroll saw is the only practical method. I have made a few of them.
Some pictures of finished product and how it is done can be seen at:
On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:36:28 -0700 (PDT), "Gramps' shop"
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