|Project by Cliff||posted 04-07-2016 06:27 AM||772 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I have heaps of scrap wood, some of which is quite old. A Checkered Bowl made on the Scroll Saw seemed a good Idea. Having Staved 3/4 inch Square strips of wood together and glued and clamped them…..I thought how easy is this????? Boy oh Boy did I find out the next day this was not going to be as easy as I had hoped. The Glued Timber had warped and I still needed to Cross Cut and have a second Glue up to create the Checks. With a lot of sanding with my Orbital Sander It was possible to remove some of the Warping, but this altered the Pattern of the Checks. Next Problem was to cut the rings at an angle of 45 Degree with a not very flat Board.
Then the Gluing of the rings was a real challenge as there was not a flat surface on the rings…......Plenty of Tite Bond 111 and some weightlifting Bells held the rings overnight.
The end result is a Bowl that is a bit Rough and Ready. But it was fun making it and I learned a lot from the experience. The Bowl is 8 inches Diameter, 1 3/4 inches Deep and finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil.
The wood is a mixture of Pallet Wood. Australian (Queensland) Silky Oak. And some very old Australian Hard Wood.
Many thanks for looking at it.
Happy and Safe Wood Working to all Lumber Jocks. Kind Regards Cliff.
-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.