They’ll stare in wonder at how you got the unbroken ring around your creation, but you’ll know it was easy with just a little practice and the right tool. That tool is a captive ring cutter like this one from Robert Sorby. And you’re not just limited to making captive rings — with these tools you can also make other rings like bracelets, napkin rings, or even wheels.
Sorby’s captive ring tools can carve 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″, or 1/2″ rings, depending on the size you choose. Each tool uses the same handle which accepts interchangeable cutting tips. The finely-honed tips give you a clean cut and can be sharpened with a diamond file.
If the normal retail price of $60 for the full set is too steep, you can buy the set on sale at Hartville Tool for $50, or buy a single size for $25 and add additional sized tips for around $10 as you need them.