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Bob Hamilton
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Dec 14th, 2010 at 12:59pm
 
It doesn't say if this is the Ringmaster brand but it is certainly a similar machine.  The turner seems to be a bit overly dependent on his scrapers but the process of building the blank is pretty clear.
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Reply #1 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 3:11pm
 
It's a Ringmaster - the stand-alone model.
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Reply #2 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 6:12pm
 
I commend the guy for coming up with a pleasing form, but I've never been very fond of the look of the stacked ring bowls. Any nice grain the wood might have had is hidden, and the horizontal lines are unavoidable. (The first bowl I ever made was done with stacked boards, so I got it out of my system back then...in high school.)

I also see the guy has a Shopsmith and a brand-new 3520B. I suspect he got started doing Ringmaster bowls with the Shopsmith, but once he gets a few Powermatic miles under his belt, he'll start hunting for real turning blanks instead of milled lumber. Wink
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Reply #3 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 7:35pm
 
Stacked rings can be very interesting, especially if you incorporate patterns into the blanks... creating swags or accent rings.

I met a woman (Carole Rothman) who wrote a book about creating these kinds of bowls using a scroll saw.  The advantage of the scrollsaw approach is that you're not limited to round shapes... e.g., you can make a square or rectangular bowl with the same techniques. 

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The book shows very interesting techniques that would also be applicable to lathe work.


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Reply #4 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 8:55pm
 
Stacked ring bowls can be very attractive.  There are some folks out there doing incredible work using stacked rings.  For instance:  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

I believe Mark Damron does quite a bit of stacked ring work, as well, using a ring cutter he made himself.

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Reply #5 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 9:43pm
 
I've seen pictures of some beautiful stacked ring bowls.

All the ones that stand out had accents between rings.
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Reply #6 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 10:15pm
 
And I love Bob's dovetail bowl.  Shocked Shocked

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Reply #7 - Dec 14th, 2010 at 10:38pm
 
Malcolm Tibbets did some nice stacked ring projects

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Reply #8 - Dec 16th, 2010 at 5:26am
 
I really like Mark Placek's square bowls, but he's able to break away from what I picture in my mind when I think of a stacked ring bowl. I also really like Bob's dovetail bowl, but that's because (to my eye) it tends to emphasize and celebrate the "lumber" origins of the blank.

While I admire and totally respect the amount of work and skill required to make them, the examples by Malcolm that Ron posted are not all that appealing to me. Nothing wrong with them, but checkerboard or staggered brick variations just aren't my cup of tea.  Smiley
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Reply #9 - Dec 17th, 2010 at 1:46am
 
The great thing about woodturning are the different forms and options we all have when turning. I enjoy all forms of turning and the stack ring lamination process is another form of turning that I have alot of fun with.
It's all about having fun and what you like to do.
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Reply #10 - Dec 17th, 2010 at 1:58am
 
Mark_Damron wrote on Dec 17th, 2010 at 1:46am:
...It's all about having fun and what you like to do.
Not what other people think.


I agree 110%, Mark.  smiley=thumbsup.gif
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