a bowl with a different bottom

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Project by branch posted 11-25-2010 11:48 PM 1690 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi fellow LJ here is a bowl with a different bottom it has 6 sides a hexagon
i think is the technical name for it i thought i would try something different
and this is what i came up with i think it looks OK .
what do you lads and lasses think
it is 12 1/2 by 4 1/4 the are i69 pieces in it
the timber i used is beech purple heart wenge iroka
finish is 2 coats of sand and seal and 2 coats of brush on lacquer
thanks for taking the time to look

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#1 posted 11-26-2010 03:17 AM

Wow, fantastic! This really dazzles the eye. Would love to see the process for the glue up.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 11-26-2010 04:04 AM

Branch, you have done it again my Friend!! Just Beautiful, and a Great Job!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 11-26-2010 04:07 AM

Looks good to me Branch, to me thoes sections must be about 18mm ea, nice rim top, I presume the base is glued when you finish turning as that would hide any chuck recess.
Do you drive a Mitsubishi? that 3 diamond is their logo -:)
I to wouldnt mind a heads up on that very tight glueing and what type of blade you cut with & what glue?

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

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#4 posted 11-26-2010 05:05 AM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 11-26-2010 05:21 AM

Now that’s different! I like this bowl.

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#6 posted 11-26-2010 01:52 PM

A nice lookin’ bowl….......again! I must get in touch with you to learn how to glue up the pieces!

-- Jamsie

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#7 posted 11-26-2010 06:37 PM

When you say different, you really mean it. Great looking bowl, no matter from what angle you are
looking, maybe one of these days I can learn to make great patterns and shapes also. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 11-26-2010 09:18 PM

hi thanks for all your nice comments and questions they are much appreciated i will try and answer them as best as i can not sure what you mean about the glue up i used a old car tube cut into strips like elastic bands around the rings they are much stronger and last longer than elastic bands and it pulls the segments much tighter together they don’t fall apart when you lift them to flatten them out i just use a threaded bolt up through the work bench with a nut and a big washer on the bottom and another washer and nut on top of the work bench and tighten it so the threaded bar is sticking up about 8 or 9 inches i just place the ring over the thread bar and lay it flat on the work bench with pieces of plastic underneath and on top i have some 3/4 m d f cut round with a 1/2 slot cut to the center of the cereal so i can just slide it on top of the ring and tighten it down on the ring with a large washer and nut you can just set another ring on top of the m d f and another piece of m d f on top and tighten it down on top of the ring you can stack as Manny rings as you want, just remember not to over tighten or you will warp the mdf and next ring will not be flat .
the glue i use is professional tite bont i think it is the best for the segments are about 3/4 inch thick .
i make the base first put it on the lath with a expansion chuck get the center and glue a waste piece of timber to the base with a face plate screw to it when the glue sets i take it out of the expansion chuck and screw the face plate on the lath i then flatting the rings with my homemade drum sander glue the rings together using the bolt up through the work bench when the glue is dry i then take it to the lath and glue it to the base using the stock tile to center it then just turning it like a normal bowl and have some fun, when the bowl is complete sanded and polish, cut the bowl of the waste piece of timber with a saw or apart en tool, sand ad finish. it all depends on how deep the bowl is going to be if it is over 4 inches i do it in two stages
no i don’t drive a Mitsubishi i drive a royal ros ha Ha hope this answers some of your questions
now that i got the hang of posting pictures in the blog i will do a blog on it next week
not 100% about the name of the blade but it says its made in italy ad the code is LP60M001. its 10inch 80 teeth. i hope this helps
ps i drive a toyota

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#9 posted 11-27-2010 12:20 AM

The flare in this one with the bottom is great! Your skill and imagination is outstanding!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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