|Project by Sam Shakouri||posted 02-11-2010 04:38 AM||2065 views||21 times favorited||22 comments|
I had promised all L Js to give full details about The Striped Bowl With Reversed Dots. To fulfill my promise, I built and turned a new bowl and took a dozen of pictures to show the making of the bowl step by step to make explaination easier. But I had to keep half of them because of the space allowed. So here I am.
I started by cutting unparallel purple heart and orange osage to build 210×210x50mm square block and then cut it round, as in photo 2. I used 32 and 26mm flat drilling bits and I pushed them in only 12mm deep on the bottom side of the bowl. ( It is easier to fit a shallow plug than long one, but, however, I had to drill through with smaller bit, 7mm, to release air pressure when I pushed the plugs in )
Photo #3 shows how I tranfered the circle to a prepared piece made of reversed colours by using thin plywood stencil drilled in the same size of the hole.
Photo #4 shows how I brought the plug to the right size ( airtight ) to fit the hole by using the disc sanding machine.
When all the plugs were in place, I pushed the round block against the sanding disc to level it and then I covered the bottom with matching timber. This step is optional. I covered the rim with reversed colours. At that stage I ran out of timber and I used offcuts by working on each piece individually.
The block was ready for turning and photo #6 shows you how the reversed plugs start emerging.
-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....