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Bead Forming & Ring Cutting Tools

Arguably, we have already covered bead forming tools in the beading and parting tools section, but the tools shown here are in fact "form tools" used to achieve the same ends quickly and with completely uniform results: every bead identical in height and width.The Easy Beader is an "inverse" version of the bead forming tool in that it starts by creating the grrove between the beads.  Ring forming tools provide a means of producing loose-ringed items with no fuss or bother at all.

Ring turning can either be addressed using the classic Henry Taylor captive ring tools listed further down this page or by using the captive ring tool with replaceable and interchangeable tips created by Robert Sorby as part of their multi-tip form tool system.

To produce a loose ring using these tools is simplicity itself.  The bead is first formed by making a relief cut on either side of the bead using a parting tool.  The ring tool is then located against the pre-formed bead and rotated around the bead so that its 'horn' cuts around behind the bead. This is repeated after inverting the ring forming tool to allow cutting from the other side until the ring falls free.  Instructions are provided with the tools.

 

*NB: Prices quoted in pounds sterling.
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Henry Taylor Captive Ring Tools: Click for photo These tools provide an economic solution to the forming of loose rings for decorating goblet stems, rattles and the like.  The tools are double-sided and are used flat on the toolrest, entering the timber first from one side and then the other, then rotated in the horizontal plane to form the ring.  The cut is progressively deepened from both sides until the ring finally comes loose.

 

*NB: Prices quoted in pounds sterling.
Value Added Tax will be added to invoices to EU residents unless
a valid VAT registration number is quoted when ordering.

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Remember, if you need any further advice to find the best tool for your needs from this vast range, send an e-mail or call and we'll happily answer your queries and give our tool choice recommendations.  We're here to serve your needs.

If you're a beginner to woodturning and would like advice on how to use some of these tools, why not visit our woodworking advisory website, Woodworking on the Web, or go straight to our Beginners Page there for some advice.

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