|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-08-2015 12:42 PM||1117 views||0 times favorited||27 comments|
A friend of mine had this bowl turned by his brother in 2011 and he asked me if I would turn it with more of a shape on the bottom. The top looked similar to they way I left it but the bottom was just bowled out in the inside, but the outside was just square to the bottom and there were 3 mounting holes all the way through the piece. It had a good rim fit so I had to keep it pretty concentric to what he had to keep that fit. Luckily there was a center still marked on the bottom and I used that to put a 2 1/8 Forstner bit through it to remove all 3 holes. I made a contrasting plug from rosewood and turned it with a jam chuck to make the tenon on the bottom.
On the top, I grabbed it by the handle and got it running very true and put in the mortise to hold it from the inside to cut the lid to the finished shape. The old handle was very thick so I had enough to work with because I marked it up pretty bad with the chuck..
It is Mahogany and finished with clear lacquer. He’ll get it back tonight.
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