|Project by scrappy||posted 09-07-2009 10:58 PM||4352 views||5 times favorited||28 comments|
Her is the first “Staved Bowl” I have tried. It actually wasn’t that bad.
Made a jig for the tablesaw to cut all the pieces the same,(they weren’t) Then Sanded to get them closer to perfect (still not, but close enough). Used tape on the glue joints and glued together in half circles. Afer dried, re-sanded to be straight edged and parralel, glued 2 halves together. Re-sanded top and bottom for flatness, glued together all 3 layers.
Had to improvize a clamp to hold all layers at once. Put it upside down on the drill press with a block on bottom. Cranked handle down and weighted to hold overnight. When I put the weight on the handle, more glue oozed out so I guese it was tight enough.
Turned with scrap block glued to bottom. Turned a JAM chuck for the top, put the live center against bottom, and turned bottom to a 1/8 post in center. Chisled flat after removeing from lathe.
Sanded to 400 grit then used 0000 steel wool. Wet with miniral oil and sanded again with 0000. While still on lathe.
3 coats of wipe on poly with 0000 in between. for now 2 coats of finishing wax, rubbed on and buffed with wheel in the drill press. Will be adding at least 1 more coat of wax. Shinniest thing I have made so far.
One of the hardest parts was figureing out the angle to cut the staves. First set cut at 22 1/2deg. Found out with a compound angle (miter pluss angle) this didn’t work. Back to the machinest handbook for a geometry lesson. Even after getting the angle proper, My saw did not cut all of them the same. (I hate blade woble!)
Had to fudge with them to get them to match up.
Used a sled to cut the thin stips. One or two of those are not the same thickness either. Noticed that AFTER glued up. Too late to fix so just sanded a little more.
Woods used: Purple Heart, Maple,main body and top, and Box Elder bottom.
Please leave all comments and suggestions. I am trying to learn new things and would appreciate all critczm, good or bad.
Thank you for looking. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did makeing it.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!