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Project by Yuval Lahav posted 10-21-2015 01:42 PM 602 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made this bowl today, it was (still is) my first attempt at a lagged bowl, and since I didn’t know how to make these (didn’t researched, just went for it…) I did it the hard way, taking off the original tenon used for mounting the bowl on the lathe, and most of the original bottom ring using a few very cheap but freshly sharpened chisels, I also used a box cutting knife, a small saw to mark out the locations of the feet, and a lot of sand paper, since I’ve sanded the bottom manually after finishing shaping it with the chisels.
It was mostly finished with pure bees wax, while the bottom was finished with “EEE” abrasive wax paste, and buffed by hand. In actuality I found making this bowl terrible, I hated how the spalted wood cut, and I spend long hours sanding it outside and in, but I enjoyed carving out the feet very much, and can’t wait for making more of these.
The bowl is 26 cm wide, and almost 10 cm tall, and the wall thickness is between 8 to 5 mm around the rim, since it was distorting on the lathe while I was applying the outside finish, and more so as I was working more on the inside, resulting in an unsymmetrical opening, but not so much so as you will notice it on the pictures without reading this introduction :)

Thank you very much, and I hope you enjoy this little project! The video will be up in my Youtube channel in a couple of days.

-- Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as if it has past age. Full of its own comings and goings, scarcely even aware of the existence of Hobbits...





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#1 posted 10-21-2015 03:41 PM

I know what you mean about the spalted wood, it can get soft. Turned out nice all the same.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 10-21-2015 06:06 PM

Very nice Yuval, and looking forward to the video!
cheers Bram

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Yuval Lahav

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#3 posted 10-21-2015 06:08 PM

Thank you John, and yeah, it did come out nice in the end, but the hours spent sanding could have been for resting… ;)

Thanks Bram!!

-- Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as if it has past age. Full of its own comings and goings, scarcely even aware of the existence of Hobbits...

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#4 posted 10-21-2015 10:13 PM

Terrific, Yuval. And, bravo on the teensie little feet.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 10-21-2015 10:16 PM

Yuval, this is so beautiful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 10-22-2015 10:05 AM

Thank Mark, it’s my first time, so I thought I should start small, my next feet will be giant size, to compensate :)

Thank you Charles!!

-- Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as if it has past age. Full of its own comings and goings, scarcely even aware of the existence of Hobbits...

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#7 posted 10-24-2015 08:45 PM

Yuval – a gorgeous use of spalted oak—I’ve seen spalted maple before but not oak. I like the little carved feet. Nice touch.

-- SteveL

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