|Project by bzzzzzt||posted 05-06-2010 03:36 PM||1977 views||5 times favorited||19 comments|
The scraps of heart pine came from a friend’s grandfather’s home in Barnsville GA, c. 1810. I cut them into random sized pieces, and randomly Gorilla glued them together, mixed edge, face and end grain. I continued cutting and gluing thrice daily for weeks until the individual pieces were from 5-10mm, and resulted in a large slab about 1/2” thick. I have an auxiliary table built of corian that boosts my bandsaw cut angle by 20 degrees, and using that I cut a sequence of concentric angled rings and did a stack ring lamination. The first cut is at 45 degrees and graduates down to 60 degrees at the base. While working on this project the high resin content gave my shop a wonderful aroma and was worth all the clogged sanding belts and bandsaw blades. The finished bowl is about 20” in diameter with a wall thickness of 3-5mm. When held up to a light the resin pockets glow a fiery orange color. It found a welcome home at my friend’s mountain cottage. Gorilla glue rocks!
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