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Off-Center Bowl

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Project by TheDane posted 03-04-2016 09:29 PM 767 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bowl is poplar, about 8 inches in diameter and 2 1/2 inches tall.

To preserve as much of the blank as possible, I put a glue block on the bottom, attached a faceplate to the glue block, and turned the outside. I turned it around and trued up the top, then removed all but one screw from the faceplate and rotated the blank about 3/4” off center. I re-installed 3 screws in the face plate and hollowed the bowl. The grooves in the top were cut with a point tool, then burned in with a piece of formica.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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#1 posted 03-05-2016 12:43 AM

Crazy Bowl… COOL technique…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 03-05-2016 01:00 AM

COOL technique…

I can’t take credit for the concept … Mike Waldt did a video on it ( https://youtu.be/fACh0XEr_oI ) about a year ago, which was inspired by an article in the UK Woodturning magazine.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 03-05-2016 03:31 AM

Very nice turning, as well as the rest of your postings.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 03-05-2016 10:50 AM

well done, great turning!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#5 posted 03-05-2016 12:35 PM

Nice work! I don’t see much poplar that good looking, nice choice.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#6 posted 03-05-2016 12:58 PM

I don t see much poplar that good looking, nice choice.

I used Minwax Antique Oil finish … I think that improved the appearance.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 03-05-2016 06:14 PM

Looks dang nice Gerry !

I did that once too,, but I was NOT trying to! The mounting block broke free sending the bowl blank flying off the lathe and when I remounted it, I didn’t get the mounting block quite back to where it was. Resulted in an “off center” bowl.

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#8 posted 03-06-2016 05:22 AM

That’s one eye-catching piece. Looks great.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 03-07-2016 01:10 AM

Very interesting bowl. What made you think of this idea. Looks great

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#10 posted 03-07-2016 02:56 AM

Very interesting bowl. What made you think of this idea. Looks great

Saw a video by Mile Waldt doing similar … saw it as a challenge.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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