|Project by Cliff||posted 09-26-2014 02:02 AM||1194 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
First of all thank you to all the Friendly and very Helpful advice that I received on the Forum where I posted a question regarding gluing scrap timber and then turning it on the Lathe. This is the result.
The total finished dimensions of this Bowl are, 3 3/4 Inches High. 4 3/4 inches Diameter and Depth inside the Bowl is just over 3 1/4 inches. Strangely, when looking at the bowl…....it looks bigger????? My original Idea was for it to be 12 inches high and 6 inches in diameter, I changed my mind when realizing that would be a huge amount to hollow out, so it seemed more prudent as a “First Timer” to take it steady and try something a little easier.
The Bowl is made up of 5 layers of Bits and Pieces of scrap wood glued on top of each other. From the bottom it is a dark textured very old Australian Hard Wood which had quite a distinct aroma of chocolate as it was cut and turned. Then a piece of light coloured Hardwood, then an M D F bit of scrap, followed by a low grade 5 ply and on the very top a scrap of soft pine.
After turning and sanding it is finished with 6 coats of Danish Oil. There were a few scary moments while turning and getting the fright of my life when somehow the face plate screws came adrift and somehow this caused the hand wheel on the left of the head stock to run away from home…....there was this almighty BANG as it hit the nearby wall in the Shop….....If the wall wasn’t there, the blessed hand wheel might have ended up in California!!!!
It was an enjoyable project which made me even more addicted to Wood Work and very appreciative of such a great Site such as Lumber Jocks!!!!!
Kind regards to all.
-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.