|Project by cajunpen||posted 07-16-2014 08:17 PM||1914 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
This is another Walnut and Maple 6 segment bowl. I have made 3 of these, they all started out with the exact same size and style of blank – shown in the last photo. The only difference in the three bowls is the way that they are glued up, I rotated the rings in the 2nd bowl and this one. As with the other bowls that I make with my Ringmaster, I like to do the sanding on the lathe, using a 1/2” bolt that mounts exactly on the lathe as it does on the RM. After initial sanding I remove the bowl, insert plugs in and out, then drill a flat hole in the bottom and remount to the lathe using my Chuck. I find that it’s easier to get the inside bottom plug sanded this way. I also can apply my finish without interference of the bolt stick out in the center of the bowl. This bowl was finished with a coat of clear shellac followed by sanding and then applying 2 coats of Mineral Oil/Beeswax solution and buffing with a cloth. I then buffed the entire bowl with the Beall buffing system. This one is a smooth as a baby’s bottom.
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