|Project by rockmolsen||posted 03-26-2016 06:31 PM||1172 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I’ve been wanting to try an “Economy Bowl” project using laminated scrap lumber. I was planning on staggering the rings to create that “dizzy” effect. So after gluing up a 10”x10” panel using zebrawood, purpleheart, bubinga, walnut and maple, I began using a compass to layout the base and rings. The ring width is supposed to be the same as your board thickness. Since I was going to use my band saw with the table tilted at 45 degrees, it dawned on me that I should cut the board in half first and then layout the rings so I did that, laying out a new ring pattern with a slightly larger base on the opposite side. I cut the base and rings from the first half and then proceeded to cut the second half not realizing I had flipped the board over. When I put the 2 cut halves together I realized my mistake, (see pic 5) so now what?
After a few minutes of cursing myself I decided I would use some other material to complete the rings for each different set, using the cut rings as a template for the new halves. The finished thickness of the glue up ended up being 23/32, same as plywood. I used some decent quality plywood for the one and milled some other hardwood (maple) I had laying around to size for the other. The bowls are about 10” D x 3.25” H.
One of things we all deal with is how to salvage our mistakes. Though not the original plan I’m quite happy with result.
Thanks for looking !
-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.