|Project by Cliff||posted 03-31-2016 01:01 AM||1150 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Greetings to all Lumber Jocks.
I have some off cuts of low Grade Ply and thought of attempting to make a Bowl from a Board using only the Scroll Saw. As I don’t have at this stage a sanding drum to attach to my drill press I soon realized that another method of sanding would have to be applied. I’ll explain that in a moment.
The Bowl was cut on the Scroll Saw following pencil rings marked by compass. The Ply is Approx 3/4 inch or 19ml
thick, therefore it seemed to be a good plan to make each ring 3/4inch or 19ml wide and cut at a 45deg angle inwards. There are three (3) rings and the base. the base is 4 inches or 100mm at the point of contact with whatever the Bowl sits on. This of course has allowed for the 45deg angle to spread out.
Each ring was glued and stacked using Tite Bond 111, then when the glue had set the base was glued an added.
At this point my sanding problems began…..the only solution I could come up with was to glue a square sacrificiial piece of hardwood to the base and mount it on the Lathe held by a Nova Chuck with 2 Pen Jaws fitted. It held extremely well and it must have been a fluke that I got the centreing right as there wasn’t much wobble. The Bowl ran nice and true and allowing for all the glue in the Ply Wood, the sanding worked out OK.
The Bowl is 10 inc h or 25.5mm in Diameter and approx 3 inch or 7.5mm deep.
The Finish is 4 coats of Danish Oil rubbed between each coat with 0000Steel Wool.
Kind regards and Happy Safe Wood Working.
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