Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'segmented bowl'

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Segmented Bowl Clamping Jig

07-03-2013 05:11 PM by lew | 17 comments »

After turning a bowl recently from a solid chunk of log, I thought it might be interesting to try my hand at a segmented bowl. After researching the procedures, I figured I better start with a clamping system to glue the stacked rings. There are a wide variety of clamping devices listed on the various turning sites but they are all discrete units. In my little shop, there just is not any more room for an additional piece. I am at the point where when something comes in- something else has to ...

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Segmented Stave Bowl #4: Day Four - At Last!

01-10-2013 11:58 PM by TheDane | 5 comments »

The glued up blank and bottom sat in the clamp overnight and we are ready to turn. I used my carbide R2 cutter to rough out the inside of the bowl. I switched to a bowl gouge to clean up the inside and sanded it with my self-powered sander. I used the carbide to rough the outside of the bowl, a bowl gouge to get it to final dimension, and sanded it while it was still mounted on the scroll chuck. Next, out came the Longworth Chuck to shape and finish the bottom of the bowl. I cut a...

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Segmented Stave Bowl #3: Day Three - Finally Turning

01-09-2013 10:35 PM by TheDane | 2 comments »

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...

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