|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-29-2014 12:04 AM||1590 views||4 times favorited||31 comments|
This was an idea that came from our last turners guild meeting. Someone made a bowl with a ring around it and the comment was made that it might look neat if the ring were off center. So I wondered if I could make a bowl with 3 rings off center and here is what it came out to be.
It is a piece of maple and the blank had 4 centers- one in the middle and three at 120 degrees apart off set 1/2” from the center. Everything except the inside was turned on a drive center in the head and a live center in the tail. There was a bit of hand sanding to be done on the inside rings because I could not hold sandpaper on them while it was spinning. It was a design as you go for the whole thing. If I ever did another one, I would have mounted it on a face plate with a pilot to pick up the centers and I would have oriented the grain along the ways of the lathe so I did not have to cut any end grain.
It is 7 1/4” x 2 1/4” high and finished with clear matte spray.
I needed a piece for the art festival anyway.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!