I recently began to resell new and second hand rings. But I didn't have a way to measure them till I got a ring size tower*. Standing it up was not possible till I thought of this.
Total Time: 30 Minutes
6 corks ($ )
hot glue gun ($ )
scissors ($ )
1 peanut butter lid ($ )
6-8 in scrap raffia
6 buttons (optional)
Take the corks and hot glue them to the 6 beveled sides of the tower base.
Continue till all 6 are glued.
When the glue has cooled, take the raffia and glue as you go till it's good and tight. Tie it in a firm knot and glue that for extra stability.
Find a lid that is just perfect for the 6 corks to sit in. I found a PB lid and it didn't even need glue it fit so perfectly. Glue on the buttons if you choose to use them. Now I can set the rings on it, showing the actual size, and it's "hands free". N-JOY!!
*Editor's Note: This tool is officially called a ring mandrel.