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Blog series by jeffthewoodwacker updated 12-31-2008 02:58 AM 2 parts 2391 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: spalted ambrosia maple bowl

12-29-2008 02:06 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 3 comments »

I got some pieces of spalted ambrosia maple and decided to turn a bowl and vase from the largest pieces. This piece of log was just a little over 12 inches in diameter and I cut it 8 inches long. The piece was mounted between centers to start the rough turning. I have a spur drive that fits my nova chuck which saves a lot of time. A recess is created in the rough turned piece and will be held internally by the nova chuck jaws. With the piece secured in the Nova Jaw I s...

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Part 2: finishing the bowl

12-31-2008 02:58 AM by jeffthewoodwacker | 5 comments »

I have finished sanded the spalted ambrosia bowl up to 600 grit and am ready to start putting finish on it. I start the finish process by using an air compressor to blow all the dust from the bowl, then I wipe both the outside and inside down with BLO. The next step is to wipe on a good coat of Mylands high speed friction polish. I like to do the first coat with the lathe turned off and turn the bowl by hand. This allows me to get a good uniform coat on the entire surface. Once...

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