|Project by thresher||posted 10-25-2015 08:19 PM||1055 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
I was inspired by Wile E. Coyote to make an Acme Bomb, a dark theme I’ve done before. I started by roughing out the 2” thick lid and then the 2” glued up stock for the bowl, inside and out. I let the project sit for 3 weeks and then mounted the lid to the bowl with a long 3/8” bolt after careful grain matching, for final rounding. Turning a perfect sphere was more difficult than I imagined, even with a twice turning technique. After the second turning I finished hollowing without the lid. I then remounted the lid inverted to the chuck, again using a 3/8” bolt, to finish the inside of the lid and groove it for the two 4” x 3/16” o-rings. I counted on the lid to still oval a tiny bit and after some shimming with narrow strips of masking tape under the o-rings I was able to get a very snug fit with a 60 degree twist of the lid. I plugged mounting holes with padauk and used a 5 coat tung oil finish with #0000 steal wool. The fuse is a standard tiki torch wick.
Hot Tamales candy seemed appropriate.
-- Bryan - Be one with the wood, lignescent Zen.