|Project by Yuval Eitan||posted 06-25-2015 12:42 PM||1064 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
A tri-center mahogany & tilia bowl
This bowl was turned as an experiment in off-center turning, as well as using PU glue (side AND end-grain).
Raw materials are reclaimed wood, as usual: mahogany from a dismantled door lintel, tilia from old floor boards.
The strips were ripped on a table saw and glued using Gorilla PU glue, “as is” (i.e. not planed or sanded).
I chose a contrast composition that I found pleasant. It started as a main thick disk, but a thinner glue up disk was added to the bottom, for depth and interest. I then further added a segmented ring on top, to allow for yet more depth.
A sacrificial block (pine) was glued to a 12mm (~1/2”) birch plywood plate, which served as “face plate” of sorts.
The plated was marked using a compass, and drilled to accept a worm-screw. One axis was central, and three were equidistant from each other, 30mm (~1-1/4”) from center.
The outer shape of the bowl was turned first.
Then, the off-centers were turned. A metal counterweight was screwed to the back-block for balance, on the same radial line of the axis turned at that time.
Last, the central “dimple” was turned.
The bowl was sanded off lathe, so as not to loose the crisp overlap lines (where I did a poor job…), and finished simply with blond shellac, without polishing.
Hope you enjoy!
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