|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 1043 days ago||1167 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Well, I have one more piece of the cherry burl trunk left after I finished this one. This bowl measures 6” in dia and 4” high. The bottom is not as nice as Barbs showed us the other day so I guess I will have to make arrangements for her to show/teach me her method.
I layout a circle on my block of wood and then cut the circle out on the bandsaw to save time. I am sometimes able to use the larger corner pieces for wine bottle stopper blanks. I then mount my small face plate to the block with screws and then mount it onto the headstock. I take my 2 1/4 forstner bit and bore a hole into the center of the turning block. I then remove the work piece from the lathe, remove the face plate, place my internal jawed chuck on the head stock and mount the bored hole side of the work piece to the chuck and finish off the bottom of the piece. I finish off the bottom so there is a resessed area so I can mount & glue a sacrificial pioece of wood onto the bottom of my turning block. I then mout the small face plate to the sacrificial piece, mount it to the head stock and start turning. After I am done turning I chisle off the sacrificial piece and use my Guinevere (KA Tools) sanding set up to finish off the bottom. I know there has got to be a faster or easier way to do this but with the uneven edges of the natural edged bowl and the radiused sides of the bowl I just don’t have anything to hold it while finishing the bottom after turning. A vacuum chuck ($$$$) would be nice.
Sorry for the long winded explaination but I noted someone asking how to do this the other day when he posted a new project. Hope you enjoy looking at the bowl. Thoughts, comments and or questions are always welcome.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington