|Project by rilanda||posted 05-31-2016 07:14 PM||305 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This bowl (12” diameter, maximum size I can turn over my bed bars) was made from a piece of waste Oak kitchen worktop. I decided on the hexagonal shape because it was a shape I had not worked on before, the outcome being a little unknown. It was relatively easy to turn (although there are dangers with the corners) but the changing grain directions from the laminations and a small number of finger joints that were within the piece created small but manageable problems. The adhesive used in the construction of the worktop also caused quite a dulling effect on the tools I used which was mainly a bowl gouge and a scraper that I sharpen like a cabinet scraper with a raised burr edge. A major problem came when I had to remount it in my cole jaws to finish off the base of the bowl, it did not meet up with all of the rubber mounting posts; but no problem is insurmountable if the will is there to see the project through. The bowl was sanded down through the grades finishing on 400 grit and polished using 2 coats cellulose sander sealer and 2 coats melamine lacquer. It had taken about 2 hrs to make from a piece of timber that was probably destined for the fire and I think the end result justifies the time and effort that went into it.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.