|Project by Lazerworks||posted 01-15-2015 02:20 AM||919 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
First segmented bowl. I found some garden stakes at the local hardware store that were some kind of hardwood. They had some nice grain and were only $2.99 each for 5’ long pieces so I thought I’d give it a go for a segmented piece. I went through the stack and found contrasting colors and glued them up. Then did a quick plane using an electric planer. After that they were cut into 8 segments, sanded, and glued up using hose clamps to hold them together.
The project came out much better than I had expected. The angles were cut using a 10 year old Delta compound miter saw that has been abused terribly for hundreds of projects. The bowl has a very nice weight to it. The base ring was from a scrap of mahogany I had lying around.
The lathe is a dirt cheap Harbor Freight thing set on the slowest speed setting ~ 900 rpm. I wish I could have slowed it down more but that’s the bottom end for this lathe.
Here’s a YouTube video of the build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIP9rQv2bfM
Thanks for taking a look,
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