Segmented Bowls With Perspex Inserts

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Project by Grumpy posted 12-04-2016 02:21 AM 744 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These 8” bowls are made from Aussie red cedar, pine & camphor laurel.
They have perspex inserts near the top, a bit of a feature that lets light in.
Getting the perspex to adhere to the wood was not easy using 2 pack epoxy.
This caused a couple of throw offs on the lathe when doing the initial roughing out. But the perseverance paid off.
Finished with several coats of wipe on poly.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 12-04-2016 03:27 AM

Grumpy: your getting the hang of the lathe.

Great job

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-04-2016 04:53 AM

That’s a new one using the perspex. This way you can eat and not have to turn on a light. (I’m a man I can fix that) LOL. Great job Tony and I do like the plexiglass.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-04-2016 04:53 AM

double post

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 12-04-2016 05:05 AM

nice, I always admire the work that goes into segmented turnings. Well done and attractive.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 12-04-2016 06:03 AM

Very nice bowls Tony, like the choice of woods and your segmenting. Agree with you on getting the perspex to adhere to wood. Some time back I used perspex with plywood and found that CA glue did a great job.
Page 3 and 4 of my projects have some photos.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 12-04-2016 07:54 AM

this bowl looks great,Grumpy

-- bambi

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#7 posted 12-04-2016 09:34 AM

Nice bowls Grumpy. Were they made on the lathe or Ring Master?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 12-04-2016 11:14 AM

Great looking Bowls Tony!!!! That is First Class Work.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#9 posted 12-04-2016 01:16 PM

Wow. Tony, those are some very striking pieces. Nice work on them!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 12-04-2016 01:37 PM

Wow Grumps. Very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 12-04-2016 03:17 PM

This is an outstanding bowl, Grumpy, and it’s so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 12-04-2016 04:42 PM

Just to bowl us over, I suppose.

WELL YOU DID! Very well done.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#13 posted 12-04-2016 07:58 PM

A lovely set of bowls, you have real nice joints & timber combination, you Aussies are spoilt for choice :-)
well done on the DT3

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 12-04-2016 09:02 PM

Thanks for your comments Jocks.
Bob, I will follow up on your post, thanks.
Larry, on the lathe. I used a jig to cut all the segments then glued each layer separately.
Cable ties are great clamps for this job.
I then turned each layer to get a true surface then glued all the segments together and turned the bowl.
Left the bottom off till I had turned the rest f the bowl then glued the bottom on and finished the turning.
It is a long process but the result is worth it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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