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Project by TheDane posted 04-06-2015 12:03 AM 2021 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These 3 corner bowls (and hollow forms) were turned from 4” cubes of Basswood.

There is special jig or fixture required to turn these … I just knocked out the spur in my live center, put one corner of the blank in it and the opposite corner in the center of the headstock spindle. I cut a tenon on the tailstock side, then turned the blank around and mounted it in a scroll chuck.

The Basswood is pretty blah, so I dyed these before finishing with 5 coats of polyurethane.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Druid

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#1 posted 04-06-2015 12:08 AM

Well they sure don’t look “blah” to me. Really interesting results. They look great.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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mmh

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 04:56 AM

Very interesting and beautiful shapes for such “blah” bowls!

If it’s not proprietary, it would be nice to see a video as to how you turned these.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 09:13 AM

How did the basswood turn? There was a guy on Ebay selling some and nobody bid on it. I had never heard of anybody ever using it before, so I had no idea what to expect.

Thanks for the info in advance!

I just started dying some pieces and really like the way it turns out. Your dyeing efforts look super!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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TheDane

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#4 posted 04-06-2015 02:10 PM

If it s not proprietary, it would be nice to see a video as to how you turned these.

Nothing proprietary … but I don’t do videos. Stephen Ogle did one using the same process I used, and he posted it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TFQgC1_Tka4

How did the basswood turn?

It is pretty soft so you can get a lot of tear-out, but a good sharp gouge and light touch can produce a decent cut. It also soaks up dye and finish like a sponge.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Bill

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#5 posted 04-06-2015 03:21 PM

These are pretty cool. gonna have to try it. Thanks for the link!

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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Mark

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#6 posted 04-06-2015 04:25 PM

Very nice. Well done.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 04-06-2015 04:37 PM

Very nice job of turning a cube on a bias….. I have done a few of these over the years. But have never tried using bass wood. Like you say a mighty blah wood. You dressed this stuff up nice…... Nice job.
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Here is one of my turned cube projects, there is also a link to a video on the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oVw70_jAQY

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 04-06-2015 05:56 PM

Sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 04-06-2015 08:11 PM

Nice job
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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nonickswood

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#10 posted 04-06-2015 09:11 PM

Nicely Done!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#11 posted 04-08-2015 02:54 PM

Very nice work on these Gerry, I really like them a lot, including the finish. I’m surprised how nice the dyed Basswood turned out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TheDane

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#12 posted 04-08-2015 05:20 PM

I’m surprised how nice the dyed Basswood turned out.

Me too!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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log2lumber

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#13 posted 08-23-2015 02:16 PM

very nice

-- I have a portable sawmill in the Detroit area

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