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Project by DonR posted 04-22-2014 01:56 AM 944 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a trash to treasure kinda project. I dismantled pallets planed then then glued them into a block. then I planed and trimmed the block and put it on the lathe and the beautiful bowl at the end is my reward! Half way through the turning I blew out the rim but kept going and I am glad I did.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.





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#1 posted 04-22-2014 02:09 AM

Great idea. Never seen a pallet bowl before. Turned out cool looking. Too bad about the blowout.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 02:25 AM

I got over eager when the blow out happened. If I had stayed more steady on my gouge I think it would still have a full rim. I am not unhappy with this piece but I have more wood from these pallets we will find out how slow I need to turn!

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 09:35 PM

I think you have done a great job. The grain of the wood looks great. Part of the problem is that it looks like soft wood and it just gave out on you.

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 11:54 PM

Definitely soft woods, pine and cedar. When that edge blew I had turned the gouge to be “just a little” more aggressive and pow! There it was. I am watching for some hard wood pallets but they are hard to come by. I have a second blank in the clamps maybe I will learn a bit though I am thinking of glue up patterns to help as well.

-- Don Riney, Arlington TX, --- Using a lathe involves breaking years and years of training and sticking a sharp piece of metal into rotating machinery.

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