Laminated Walnut Bowl

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Blog series by kweinert updated 07-23-2012 01:21 AM 4 parts 11811 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Starting a new bowl

07-19-2012 01:25 PM by kweinert | 3 comments »

A few weeks ago Michael Mode did a demo for some members of the Front Range Woodturners here in Denver. His demo was good enough that I thought I might be able to do that and I gave it a try. It was a 5 layer bowl out of some mystery wood and it turned out OK. I thought it was a bit rough and that I depended entirely too much on my 60 and 80 grit turning tools to finish it off. So I thought I’d try a second one. This one is out of a nice piece of walnut. I got it all glued up and...

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Part 2: Finishing up the outside

07-20-2012 11:59 PM by kweinert | 4 comments »

After I got home from work today I headed out to the hot (over 100F) workshop to complete the outside. I started sanding and then I got the gouge out again because I figured it would be easier to smooth off the top while it was in its most stable position. I then worked up from 150 to 320 sandpaper, but while doing the 320 I noticed that I hadn’t quite gotten the transition from the body to the lip good enough. So I put down the 320 and picked up the 150 again and worked on that spo...

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Part 3: Milestone #2

07-21-2012 03:12 AM by kweinert | 2 comments »

The first milestone was when I launched the bowl earlier in the process. The second milestone was when I tried making the inside larger than the outside. But only on one side. All is not lost. I think I can cut the top down and it’s not as lopsided on the bottom so I can get a short bowl out of my efforts.

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Part 4: Complete and utter failure

07-23-2012 01:21 AM by kweinert | 3 comments »

Well, I got a load of experience, but no bowl.

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