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Segmented Stave Bowl #3: Day Three - Finally Turning

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The blank dried overnight, so it is time to pull the tape off, install the Cole Jaws on my chuck, and mount the glued-up blank.

After tooling off the end of the blank (full disclosure: I use used a carbide R2 cutter to get the end of the blank close to flat), I used a piece of plywood with adhesive back sandpaper to true it up.

Next, I cut a mortise in the end of the blank to accept a tenon on the bottom. This mortise is a proud 3/16” deep. The bottom of the mortise needs to be as close to perfectly flat as you can get it.

I removed the blank from the lathe, and swapped out the Cole Jaws for the #3 jaws on the scroll chuck, then mounted the walnut bottom disk and cut a tenon to match the mortise in the blank. It took a number of test fits to get as close to perfect a fit as possible.

Over on the bench, I used a liberal amount of glue on both the bottom disk and the blank …

... then clamped and glued them.

That’s it for today … the glue needs to get completely dry, and I need to fix the landscape lights (blown transformer), shovel the snow off the deck, and fire up the BBQ grill to cook dinner tonight.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 567 days ago

Now, we are getting somewhere!

COOL work!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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NormG

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#2 posted 567 days ago

You’re getting closer

-- Norman

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