Bowl from a Board #3: Cutting the rings

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Blog entry by TerryDowning posted 07-16-2013 10:41 PM 1208 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Once the disc is balanced and true. It’s time to start cutting the rings

With the tool rest parallel to the face of the disc, use the parting tool to slice off a ring.

I chose to make the rings the sames thickness as the board.

You can see in this photo where I started my cuts with my thin parting tool.

The angle of the cut needs to be sufficient to provide and adequate gluing surface between the rings.

First Layer/ring cut off.

I went too fast and wound up burning the wood. No big deal, other than potential damage to the tool. this will be turned away during final shaping anyways.

Also note the tear out. This can be reduced by going slower and using a sharper tool. The tear is also no big deal, it too will be turned away during final shaping.

second ring done. less tear out and no burning. I sharpened and cut slower.

Next is to glue up the layers to create a bowl shaped blank.

-- - Terry

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